LAWPUBL 422 - Contemporary Tiriti/Treaty Issues
Credit points: 15 points
Offered: Second Semester
Contact hours: Lectures - 3 hours per week
Course Coordinators: Dr Claire Charters
Prerequisites: LAW 211
Restriction: LAW 421
This 15-point course aims to provide students with an understanding of contemporary Treaty/Tiriti issues based on its place under New Zealand and international law, and in the light of comparative jurisprudence on treaties between indigenous peoples and states in post-colonial settings. Contemporary issues to be examined include racial discrimination, claims to flora and fauna, fisheries, water, post-settlement challenges and constitutional reform.
It is our hope that the classes will be interactive and include careful personal and group consideration of the role that the Treaty/te Tiriti plays in our society and national and international politics more generally.
4000 word essay (55%)
3500 word take-home exam (45%)