Law student's history-making win
10 September 2019
Kahukiwi Piripi won the National Kaupapa Māori Moot, and made history when she presented her legal submissions to the Supreme Court entirely in te reo Māori.
Budding human rights lawyer wins Māori Issues Moot
22 August 2019
Law student Kahukiwi Piripi, of Te Rarawa descent, has won the Gina Rudland Prize for Māori Mooting.
Ihumātao: NZ breaching human rights obligations
12 August 2019
Opinion: The UN has asked Government to stop development of Ihumātao. Until then, NZ is in breach of international human rights, writes Claire Charters.
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.