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Open Lecture - Chris Finlayson, QC

Using the courts to ensure the durability of Treaty settlements

Chris Finlayson QC was the Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister from 2008-2017. In that role, he oversaw for the Crown the completion of multiple negotiations with many iwi, including ground breaking settlements with Ngai Tuhoe (under which te Urewera was recognised as having legal personality) and the Whanganui River iwi (under which te Awa Tupoa was recognised as having legal personality).

Drawing on his experiences, Chris will argue that the Crown lacks memory when engaging in Treaty settlements, which often causes it to fail in its duties. Chris will claim that the Courts can play an important role in ensuring this doesn’t happen."

Date Friday, 24 May 2019
Time 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Lecture
Public Lecture
CampusDunedin
DepartmentLaw
LocationTe Tumu, Ground Floor of the Richardson Building
CostNo charge
Contact NameAndrew Geddis
Contact Phone+64 3 479 8857
Contact Emaillaw@otago.ac.nz

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