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Emeritus 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

Email paul.roth@otago.ac.nz

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Publications

Roth, P. A. (2019, June). Indigenous approaches to labour law. Verbal presentation at the Labour Law Research Network (LLRN) Conference, Valparaíso, Chile.

Roth, P. (2018). Privacy law and practice (308 pages). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis NZ.

Roth, P. (2018). Privacy law and practice (562 pages). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis NZ.

Roth, P. (2018). Employment Law. New Zealand Law Review, 315-370.

Roth, P. (2018). Indigenous peoples and employment law: The Australasian model. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 43(2), 36-51.

Roth, P. (2018). Privacy law and practice (308 pages). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis NZ.

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Roth, P. (2018). Privacy law and practice (562 pages). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis NZ.

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Roth, P. (2017). Privacy law and practice (1490 pages). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis NZ.

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

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Roth, P. (2016). Privacy law and practice (1244 pages). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis NZ.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Roth, P. A. (2002). Employment Law Guide (6th ed.). Wellington: LexisNexis Butterworths.

Books - Revision/New Edition - prior to 2003

Roth, P. A. (2002). Mazengarb's Employment Law. Wellington, New Zealand: Butterworths.

Books - Revision/New Edition - prior to 2003

Roth, P. A. (2002). Personal Grievances. Wellington: Butterworths.

Books - Revision/New Edition - prior to 2003

Roth, P. A. (2002). Privacy Law and Practice. Wellington: Butterworths.

Books - Revision/New Edition - prior to 2003

Anderson, G., Banks, B., Brown, J. M., Chauvel, C., Davenport, G., Harrison, R., … Roth, P. A., … Leggat, M. (2001). Mazengarb's Employment Law. Wellington: Butterworths.

Books - Revision/New Edition - prior to 2003

Roth, P. A. (2001). Personal Grievances. Wellington: Butterworths.

Books - Revision/New Edition - prior to 2003

Roth, P. A. (2001). Privacy Law and Practice. Wellington: Butterworths.

Books - Revision/New Edition - prior to 2003

Roth, P. A., Anderson, G., Chauvel, C., Hughes, J., Johnston, K., & Leggat, M. (2001). Butterworths Employment Law Guide. Wellington: Butterworths.

Books - Revision/New Edition - prior to 2003

Roth, P. A. (2000). Privacy Law and Practice. Wellington: Butterworths.

Books - Revision/New Edition - prior to 2003

Roth, P. A., Banks, B., Chauvel, C., Davenport, G., Harrison, R., Hughes, J., … Skiffington, L. (2000). Mazengrab's Employment Law. Wellington: Butterworths.

Books - Revision/New Edition - prior to 2003

Roth, P. A., Hughes, J., & Anderson, G. (2000). Personal Grievances. Wellington: Butterworths.

Books - Revision/New Edition - prior to 2003

Roth, P. A. (1999). Privacy Law and Practice. Wellington: Butterworths.

Books - Revision/New Edition - prior to 2003

Roth, P. A., Anderson, G., Banks, B., Grills, W., Harrison, R., Hughes, J., … Skiffington, L. (1999). Mazengarb's Employment Law. Wellington: Butterworths.

Books - Revision/New Edition - prior to 2003

Roth, P. A., Hughes, J., & Anderson, G. (1999). Personal Grievances. Wellington: Butterworths.

Books - Revision/New Edition - prior to 2003

Roth, P. A. (1998). Butterworths Employment Law Guide: 4th Edition. Wellington: Butterworths.

Books - Revision/New Edition - prior to 2003

Roth, P. A. (1998). Mazengarb's Employment Law. Wellington: Butterworths.

Books - Revision/New Edition - prior to 2003

Roth, P. A. (1998). Personal Grievances. Wellington: Butterworths.

Books - Revision/New Edition - prior to 2003

Roth, P. A. (1998). Privacy Law and Practice. Wellington: Butterworths.

Books - Revision/New Edition - prior to 2003

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

Books - Revision/New Edition - prior to 2003

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.

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

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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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Roth, P. (2017). Economic rights, workplace rights and the right to social security. In M. Bedggood, K. Gledhill & I. McIntosh (Eds.), International human rights law in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 707-791). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

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Roth, P. (2017). Privacy, autonomy and family life. In M. Bedggood, K. Gledhill & I. McIntosh (Eds.), International human rights law in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 483-552). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

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