Renowned international lawyer elected to ILC
3 December 2021
Honorary Professor Dr Penelope Ridings, MNZM, has been elected to the International Law Commission - the UN global body tasked with the development and codification of international law.
Earth trusteeship advocate awarded 2021 Carlowitz Sustainability Prize
8 November 2021
Dr Klaus Bosselmann, Professor of Environmental Law and Founding Director of the NZ Centre for Environmental Law at the University of Auckland, has been awarded the 2021 Carlowitz Sustainability Prize in the international category.
COP26 has all the hallmarks of a Greek tragedy
6 November 2021
Opinion: The Climate Summit in Glasgow has all the hallmarks of a Greek tragedy. The protagonists fervidly express their concerns and ambitions, but the audience senses failure, writes Professor Klaus Bosselmann.
Legal expert invited by Thomas Piketty to speak at global lecture series
5 October 2021
Associate Professor Tim Kuhner from the University of Auckland Law School has been invited to present his latest book, Tyranny of Greed. Trump, Corruption, and the Revolution to Come, at a prestigious lecture series held in Paris.
Q&A on New Zealand's refugee system
9 September 2021
Opinion: The terror attack at Lynn Mall last week has led to many questions being asked about the refugee process in New Zealand, writes Dr Anna Hood.
Claims that sexual violence bill will harm Māori are unfounded
1 July 2021
Opinion: Professor Elisabeth McDonald and Associate Professor Scott Optican on the merits of The Sexual Violence Legislation Bill 2019.
The Samoa Supreme Court’s final warning
30 June 2021
Opinion: The Samoan Supreme Court has issued a final warning to caretaker prime minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, writes Lecturer Dylan Asafo.
Celebrating graduation together while apart
3 June 2021
A global pandemic and no relatives in New Zealand, didn't stop Divya Rathore from celebrating her graduation from the University of Auckland with her family in India.
Police use of DNA
26 May 2021
Opinion: The laws governing police use of DNA are changing. Associate Professor Carrie Leonetti questions if the proposals are fair for all New Zealanders.
Putting the genie back in the bottle: DNA databanks
31 March 2021
Calls by the Law Commission for changes to the Criminal Investigation (Bodily Samples) Act, including regulation of DNA databases, is a good start but sidesteps difficult, long unanswered questions in this area of law, says Associate Professor Carrie Leonetti.
Celebrating a treaty banning nuclear weapons
26 January 2021
On Friday 22 January 2021, Associate Professor Treasa Dunworth and Dr Anna Hood from Auckland Law School, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, hosted an event to celebrate the entry into force of the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Funding for research into Pacific experiences of the criminal justice system
30 October 2020
A research project that aims to capture the experiences of Pacific people in New Zealand’s Criminal Justice System, has received funding of more than $250,000 from the Michael & Suzanne Borrin Foundation.