5 Jul 2015

The Rainbow Warrior - a game changer?

From Sunday 4 'til 8, 4:01 pm on 5 July 2015

Gil Hanly MediumPhotograph by Gil Hanly. See a gallery of Gil's photographs.

A discussion marking 30 years since the sinking of the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior in Auckland Harbour on 10 July 1985.

It's part of a Victoria University forum in which lawyer and broadcaster Linda Clark chairs a 30 year retrospective debate featuring key parties in the post sinking arbitrations and negotiations.


  • Dr Gerard Curry - then counsel for French Army Major Alain Mafart and Captain Dominique Prieur.
  • Sir Kenneth Keith ONZ KBE QC - then President of the Law Commission, Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and arbitrator in the New Zealand v France arbitration.
  • Bill Mansfield - then New Zealand’s deputy permanent representative at the UN, involved in negotiations between the French and New Zealand Governments.
  • Sir Geoffrey Palmer KCMG AC QC - then Deputy Prime Minister, Attorney-General and Minister of Justice.
  • Dr Penelope Ridings MNZM - has provided legal advice to the Government since 1988 on legal issues pertaining to international law.
  • Gary Born was Counsel for Greenpeace in Greenpeace v France, Mr Born  is New Zealand Centre of International Economic Law’s Inaugural Senior Visiting Research Fellow as well as a world leading international arbitrator and litigator; a Partner in Wilmer Hale.