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Professor Paul Roth

staff_large_roth_paul_bwWith a PhD in ancient Greek philology, I started my teaching career lecturing in classics, Greek, and Latin in several universities in the United States (Colorado College, Bowdoin College, and the University of Hawaii). After emigrating to New Zealand, I studied law at the University of Otago. I had originally begun my university career thinking that I would become a lawyer, but I got sidetracked and followed my interests.

Upon graduation with a law degree, I went straight into lecturing at Otago, broken early on by work as a local government solicitor in London for a year in the administrative law and parliamentary affairs department. While at Otago, I have practiced law on the side, initially as a specialist labour law advocate, and then as a barrister. I have appeared in the Employment Tribunal, Human Rights Review Tribunal, Employment Court, High Court, and Court of Appeal. I have worked at the Dunedin Community Law Centre since my law student days, and now volunteer there as a duty solicitor. I have done work for several government agencies and international organizations, including the International Labour Office (a United Nations agency) in Geneva, and the European Union. I was recently on an international team that drafted new model labour laws for Liberia.

I teach in the areas of labour law, international human rights law, and information and data protection law. My principal areas of research interest are employment law and data protection law. My most recent publications have dealt with child labour and migrant labour in New Zealand; workplace issues arising from new technologies; and the relevance of data protection regulation to Web 2.0 activities.

Research Interests

International Human Rights Law; Employment Law, Privacy and Information Law.

Contact

Tel: +64 3 479 8600
Office: 7th Floor - 7N7
Email: paul.roth@otago.ac.nz

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Publications

Taylor, G. D. S., & Roth, P. (2017). Access to information (2nd ed.). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 485p.

Roth, P. (2016). Privacy law developments relevant to employment law. Employment Law Bulletin, 3(May), 53-57.

Roth, P. (2016). Privacy law reform in New Zealand: Will it touch the workplace? New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 41(2), 36-57.

Roth, P. (2016). Institutional and technological barriers to accessing justice at the first instance in the employment law jurisdiction. Employment Law Bulletin, 8(December), 149-151.

Roth, P. (2016). Employment law. New Zealand Law Review, (3), 647-686.

Authored Book - Research

Roth, P. (2015). Privacy law and practice. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.

Roth, P. (2013). Privacy law and practice. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.

Roth, P. (2012). Privacy law and practice. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.

Taylor, G., & Roth, P. (2011). Access to information. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 454p.

Roth, P. (2011). Privacy law and practice. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 718p.

Roth, P. (2010). Privacy law and practice. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 1114p.

Anderson, G., Hughes, J., Roth, P., & Leggat, M. (2010). Employment law: A practical guide. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.

Roth, P. (2009). Privacy law and practice. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 1050p.

Anderson, G., Drake, A. F., Hughes, J., Robson, S., & Roth, P. (2009). Personal grievances companion: Practice and procedure. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 544p.

Roth, P. (2008). Privacy law and practice. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 1292p.

Roth, P. (2007). Privacy law and practice: Case notes 1994-2005. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 686p.

Roth, P. (2007). Privacy law and practice. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 3773p.

Roth, P. (2006). Privacy law and practice. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 967p.

Roth, P. A. (2005). Privacy law and practice (Volume 1-2 ed.). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 2500p.

Anderson, G., Hughes, J., Leggat, M., & Roth, P. (2005). Employment Law Guide (7th ed.). Wellington: LexisNexis Butterworths, 1297p.

Roth, P. (2004). Privacy law and practice: Volumes 1 & 2. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 3397p.

Roth, P. A., & Churchman, P. (2000). Employment Relations Act 2000. Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Law Society, 108p.

Roth, P., Holvast, J., & Madsen, W. (1999). The global encyclopaedia of data protection regulation. London, UK: Kluwer Law International, 330p.

Hughes, J., Roth, P. A., & Anderson, G. (1996). Personal Grievances. Wellington: Butterworths, 1000p.

Roth, P. A. (1994). Privacy Law and Practice. Wellington: Butterworths, 1084p.

Anderson, G., Banks, B., Beris, S., Grills, W., Harison, R., Hughes, J., … Roth, P. A., & Skiffington, L. (1993). Mazengarb's Employment Law. Wellington: Butterworths, 400p.

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Authored Book - Other

Taylor, G. D. S., & Roth, P. (2017). Access to information (2nd ed.). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 485p.

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Edited Book - Research

Roth, P. A. (Ed.). (2003). Privacy law and practice. Wellington: Lexis Nexis, 3109p.

Anderson, G., Banks, B., Brown, J. M., Chauvel, C., Davenport, G., Harr, R., … Roth, P. A., & Skiffington, L. (Eds.). (2003). Mazengarb's employment law (6th ed.). Wellington, New Zealand: Lexis Nexis, 5032p.

Holvast, J., Madsen, W., & Roth, P. (Eds.). (2001). The global encyclopaedia of data protection regulation: Supplement No. 3. London, UK: Kluwer Law International.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Roth, P. (2015). Employment relations authority. In Mazengarb's employment law. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.

Roth, P. (2014). Indigenous voices at work. In A. Bogg & T. Novitz (Eds.), Voices at work: Continuity and change in the common law world. (pp. 96-121). Oxford University Press.

Roth, P. (2014). Collective autonomy in New Zealand. In D. Roux (Ed.), Autonomie collective et droit du travail. Mélanges en l'honneur du professeur Pierre Verge. (pp. 327-350). Quebec, Canada: Les Presses de l'Université Laval.

Roth, P. (2011). Institutions. In S. Jenkison (Ed.), Mazengarb's employment law. (6th ed.) (pp. 2010201-2030009). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.

Roth, P. (2011). General provisions. In S. Jenkison (Ed.), Mazengarb's employment law. (6th ed.) (pp. 2100001-2100504). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.

Roth, P. (2008). Human Rights Review Tribunal. In Brookers Human Rights Law (Vol. 1). (pp. 701-809). Wellington, New Zealand: Brookers.

Roth, P. (2006). New Zealand. In Privacy & human rights: An international survey of privacy laws and developments. Washington, DC and London, UK: Electronic Privacy Information Center and Privacy International. Retrieved from https://www.privacyinternational.org/article/about-privacy-and-human-rights-2006

Anderson, G., Hughes, J., Leggat, M., & Roth, P. (2005). General Provisions. In G. Anderson, C. Chauvel, J. Hughes, K. Johnston, M. Leggatt & P. Roth (Eds.), Employment Law Guide. (7th ed.) (pp. 1153-1182). Wellington: LexisNexis Butterworths.

Anderson, G., Hughes, J., Leggat, M., & Roth, P. A. (2005). Institutions. In G. Anderson, C. Chauvel, J. Hughes, K. Johnston, M. Leggatt & P. Roth (Eds.), Employment Law Guide. (7th ed.) (pp. 1011-1152). Wellington: LexisNexis Butterworths.

Anderson, G., Hughes, J., Leggat, M., & Roth, P. A. (2005). Employment relations education leave. In G. Anderson, C. Chauvel, J. Hughes, K. Johnston, M. Leggatt & P. Roth (Eds.), Employment Law Guide. (7th ed.) (pp. 495-505). Wellington: LexisNexis Butterworths.

Roth, P. (2005). Globalization and sovereignty: The case of human rights in New Zealand. In R. Patman & C. Rudd (Eds.), Sovereignty under siege. (pp. 59-76). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

Roth, P. (2004). New Zealand. In Privacy and human rights 2004. (pp. 483-495). Washington D.C., USA: Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC). Retrieved from http://www.epic.org/bookstore/phr2004/

Roth, P. A. (2003). New Zealand. In Privacy & human rights. (pp. 370-378). United States of America: Electronic Privacy Information Center.

Roth, P. A. (2003). Employment law. In J. Dawson & N. Peart (Eds.), The law of research: A guide. (pp. 285-304). Dunedin: University of Otago Press.

Roth, P. A. (2002). Commentary to Schedule 2. In G. Anderson, C. Chauvel, J. Hughes, K. Johnston, M. Leggatt & P. Roth (Eds.), Employment Law Guide. (6th ed.) (pp. 1030-1064). Wellington: LexisNexis Butterworths.

Roth, P. A. (2002). Part 7: Employment relations education leave. In G. Anderson, C. Chauvel, J. Hughes, K. Johnston, M. Leggatt & P. Roth (Eds.), Employment Law Guide. (6th ed.) (pp. 369-379). Wellington: LexisNexis Butterworths.

Roth, P. A. (2002). Part 10: Institutions. In G. Anderson, C. Chauvel, J. Hughes, K. Johnston, M. Leggatt & P. Roth (Eds.), Employment Law Guide. (6th ed.) (pp. 883-999). Wellington: LexisNexis Butterworths.

Roth, P. A. (2002). Part 11: General Provisions. In G. Anderson, C. Chauvel, J. Hughes, K. Johnston, M. Leggatt & P. Roth (Eds.), Employment Law Guide. (6th ed.) (pp. 999-1029). Wellington: LexisNexis Butterworths.

Roth, P. A. (2002). Commentary to Schedule 3. In G. Anderson, C. Chauvel, J. Hughes, K. Johnston, M. Leggatt & P. Roth (Eds.), Employment Law Guide. (6th ed.) (pp. 1065-1102). Wellington: LexisNexis Butterworths.

Roth, P. A. (2001). Privacy: Electronic commerce issues. In D. Harvey (Ed.), Electronic Business and Technology Law. (pp. 11001-11169). Wellington: Butterworths.

Roth, P. A. (2001). Employment relations education leave. In G. Anderson, C. Chauvel, J. Hughes, K. Johnston, M. Leggatt & P. Roth (Eds.), Butterworths Employment Law Guide. (pp. 323-332). Wellington: Butterworths.

Roth, P. A. (2001). Institutions. In G. Anderson, C. Chauvel, J. Hughes, K. Johnston, M. Leggatt & P. Roth (Eds.), Butterworths Employment Law Guide. (pp. 790-891). Wellington: Butterworths.

Roth, P. A. (2001). General provisions. In G. Anderson, C. Chauvel, J. Hughes, K. Johnston, M. Leggatt & P. Roth (Eds.), Butterworths Employment Law Guide. (pp. 892-1000). Wellington: Butterworths.

Roth, P. A. (2000). Privacy and the human rights challenges of technology and globalisation. In R. G. Patman (Ed.), Universal Human Rights. (pp. 191-210). Houndmills, Basingstoke and London: Macmillan Press.

Roth, P. A. (1999). Legislation: New Zealand. In R. Blanpain (Ed.), International Encyclopaedia of Labour Law and Industrial Relations. (pp. 1-228). The Hague: Kluwer Law International.

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