26 Aug 2019

Incorporating tikanga Māori into a written constitution

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 26 August 2019
Claire Charters

Claire Charters Photo: University of Auckland

09:20 Incorporating tikanga Māori into a written constitution 

New Zealand doesn't have a single constitutional document, although we do have an unwritten constitution made up of different pieces of legislation. Law professor Claire Charters thinks the status quo isn't fit for purpose and we need a constitution which explicitly recognises iwi rangitiratanga.

She's giving a free public talk this Thursday at the University of Auckland's Raising the Bar event about how incorporating tikanga Māori into our constitutional law could be the beginning of imbuing a constitutional document with legitimacy.


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