Kris Gledhill book launch: Human Rights Acts: The Mechanisms Compared

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Join us in attending the launch of Human Rights Lawyers Association supporter and member Kris Gledhill’s new book:

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTS: THE MECHANISMS COMPARED

  •  Date: Tuesday 31 March
  • Time: 5.30-7pm
  • Venue: Law Student Centre, Level 2, Building 810, 1-10 Short Street
  • Wine and canapés will be served to celebrate.
  • RSVP: Khylee Quince – k.quince@auckland.ac.nz by Monday 30th March

The aim of this book is to consider the jurisprudence that has developed in these various jurisdictions relating to these mechanics for the promotion of human rights. Relevant case law from countries that have a constitutional approach, such as Canada, South Africa and the United States, is also featured. Chapters cover such matters as the choice between a constitutional and non-constitutional bill of rights, the different approaches adopted as to how legislators are alerted to possible breaches of fundamental rights as Bills progress, the extent of the interpretive obligation, the consequences of failing to reach a rights-compliant interpretation, the remedies available in litigation and any alternatives to litigation.

The book is aimed at practitioners and also at academics and policy makers.

Radio New Zealand covers our International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights submission

Lawyers round on Tribunal funding
A group of lawyers says the Crown shouldn’t be in charge of funding the Waitangi Tribunal.
The Human Rights Lawyers Association complained of what it called a power imbalance between the Crown and Māori groups.The lawyers said there was an inherent tension because the Crown must contribute funds to Māori in order to prosecute claims against the Crown.

Full text.