Social justice scholar awarded Fulbright
2 July 2019
Fuimaono Dylan Asafo is heading to Harvard to undertake a Masters of Law. His thesis topic is Critical Race Theory and minority rights.
Pene Mathew: legal challenges
4 June 2019
One of the challenges for the new Dean of the Auckland Law School, Professor Pene Mathew, will be how artificial intelligence could affect the legal profession.
Black lives matter
30 May 2019
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere is a central message in two public lectures by a visiting Nigerian criminologist, coming up in June.
Who's afraid of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks?
15 April 2019
Opinion: Disapprove of Julian Assange if you will but remember that his fundamental rights and freedoms must be protected. Professor Marianne Franklin, Visiting Fellow at the Department of Commercial Law, University of Auckland Business School examines the issues.
System still flawed for care abuse survivors
10 April 2019
Opinion: MSD’s historic claims compensation process for survivors of abuse in state care remains flawed despite recent changes, writes Dr Stephen Winter.
Why Tongan has no word for human rights
8 April 2019
Opinion: Dr Melenaite Taumoefolau examines the gulf between modern and traditional Tongans and explains why the language has no term for human rights.
Eviction from paradise: Tourism and land grabs
27 March 2019
Booming tourism in the Global South has led to widespread infringements on local rights to land and resources, often with devastating impacts on livelihoods.
Challenging Islamophobia no threat to free speech
22 March 2019
Opinion: Challenging Islamophobia and entrenched racism does not stop condemnation of terror attacks carried out in the name of any ideology, writes Dr Neal Curtis.
You don’t need to make racial slurs to be racist
21 March 2019
Opinion: Shocking, but believable in diverse NZ where race relations have been neglected for years, writes Associate Professor Louise Humpage of the terror attack.
Mosque shooter no ideological Einstein
18 March 2019
Opinion: The historical ignorance of the mosque shooting terrorist is palpable and his grasp of socio-political realities utterly flawed. But this is Islamophobia, writes Hon Professor Douglas Pratt.
Nativism and terrorism, blood and soil
18 March 2019
Opinion: The mosque gunman's manifesto combines nationalism and xenophobia intended to polarise, but the overwhelming response in the wake of the attacks has been unity, writes Dr Chris Wilson.
Kiwi life can’t really be just all about rentals
1 March 2019
Opinion: Do we really all hold a sacred place for what is a fundamentally exploitative, unequal and unfair practice? Dr Ian Hyslop certainly doesn't think so.