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Maori and the Bill of Rights Act: A Case of Missed Opportunities?

Adcock, Fleur


There is a striking lacuna in the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 (the Bill of Rights Act). The Bill of Rights Act purports to be a human rights instrument for all New Zealanders. But it does not refer to Mdori - the Indigenous peoples of New Zealand - or to the Treaty of Waitangi. Few scholars have considered the impact of this exclusion or of the Bill of Rights Act more generally on Mdori, especially in recent years. The twenty-first anniversary of New Zealand's enactment of the Bill of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law


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