The theoretical underpinnings of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act, its equivalents in other countries, and how it has affected the framework of law making and judicial decision-making.
Recent years have seen something of a "rights" explosion take place around the globe. New Zealand has participated in this development through the enactment of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 (NZBORA). This paper examines the issues that flow from this decision.
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|Bill of Rights - Theory and Practice
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- LAWS 201 and 66 further LAWS points
- Pre or Corequisite
- Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
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- LLB, LLB(Hons)
- May not be credited together with LAWS482 passed in 2007-2014.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will gain an understanding of:
- The jurisprudential and international law background to the NZBORA
- How the NZBORA actually operates as a legal instrument
- How the NZBORA has altered and is continuing to alter New Zealand's constitutional processes and practices
- An understanding of the consequences of breaching the NZBORA
Students will be able to make an informed judgement of the value of including a rights instrument such as the NZBORA in New Zealand's legal system.