Using the law as a tool for freedom
14 September 2020
Peter Williams reflects on his legal journey from Auckland Law School to his current role helping to free people trapped in slavery.
Where are our hate speech laws?
28 August 2020
Opinion: More than a year after justice minister Andrew Little described New Zealand’s hate speech laws as ‘woefully inadequate’, nothing has come of the legislative reform that was promised, writes Dylan Asafo.
Overcoming tyranny in Sāmoa
30 June 2020
Opinion: It may seem that the cause of Sāmoa's tyranny problem is just a man with a proud personality and no regard for the rule of law. But unfortunately, things aren't that simple writes Dylan Asafo.
Replacing asylum or leaving no-one behind?
23 June 2020
Opinion: Professor Pene Mathew, Dean of Law, writes about the issues faced by asylum seekers.
Confronting Tyranny in Sāmoa
12 June 2020
Opinion: Dylan Asafo on the proposed constitutional amendments to make fundamental changes to the Land and Titles Court in Samoa.
Time to dismantle our rotting house
5 June 2020
Opinion: The US isn't the only country with a justice system that destroys black and brown lives. NZ could lead in dismantling systems of white supremacy, writes Dylan Asafo.
Community checkpoints are an important and lawful part of NZ’s Covid response
28 May 2020
Opinion: Contrary to claims, there is a sound legal foundation for community checkpoints organised by iwi, write legal scholars Max Harris and Professor Emeritus David V Williams.
Victims should be front and centre in the response to men using violence
27 May 2020
Opinion: Julia Tolmie discusses the Sixth Report of the New Zealand Family Violence Death Review Committee.
Completing Harvard during a pandemic
29 April 2020
While undertaking a master of laws in the US, the Covid-19 outbreak forced alumnus Dylan Asafo to return home and start remote learning.
New app traces contacts, retains privacy, says expert
2 April 2020
Using digital data for contact tracing could be a powerful tool for containing the spread of Covid-19, and a new technology app in Singapore could help address fears of data privacy, says a digital data expert.
Susan St John: Let’s get the policies right this time
2 April 2020
Opinion: When we rethink our economy and how we support citizens, we must end the 19th Century bias against those in relationships, writes Susan St John.
Does Covid-19 justify the suspension of privacy?
26 March 2020
Opinion: Surveillance on an unprecedented scale may be justified but must end when no longer needed says Associate Professor Gehan Gunasekara.