Politics and law
Why hate spreads and what we can do about it
7 May 2021
Why are the politics of hate and the ideologies of the far right on the rise globally?
US return to Trans-Pacific trade deal would open large can of worms for NZ
6 May 2021
Opinion: If the US decides to reactivate the original Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, would there be another groundswell of opposition? Yes, explains Jane Kelsey.
US professor Jaime King eyes NZ healthcare law now she's here
30 April 2021
It’s been a slow journey but Professor Jaime King, a specialist in US healthcare law, is now at the University of Auckland.
David Williams: the pen theft story that stands the test of time
30 April 2021
Opinion: David Williams reflects on a moment in his life when the pen was indeed mightier than the sword.
Myanmar civil disobedience: a lesson in good citizenship
26 April 2021
Opinion: Myanmar activists are ‘disobedient citizens’ in the eyes of the state. But what is ‘good citizenship’ in an oppressive regime? Liyun Wendy Choo explains.
Rethink needed on how governments manage risk
14 April 2021
Countries need to rethink how they prepare for and manage high-impact risks, according to a new report.
Dawn raids’ long racist shadow persists
8 April 2021
Opinion: Any apology for the 1970s dawn raids on Pacific people must be backed by real change on migration and challenging work against racism, writes Dylan Asafo.
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.
Why police surveillance can’t be carte blanche
12 March 2021
Opinion: When it comes to surveillance, police say they're damned if they do and damned if they don't. Gehan Gunasekara writes how police can build the public’s trust.
Law students triumph at mediation competition
9 March 2021
A team representing the University of Auckland Law School has won the 16th edition of the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition, in an all women final against Bulgaria’s University of Sofia.
Myanmar citizens fight for ‘freedom from fear’
2 March 2021
Opinion: What has driven usually-obedient Myanmar citizens to put their lives and livelihoods at risk by joining the anti-coup protests? Liyun Wendy Choo explains.
The seizure of Ata Khatab: we cannot remain silent
1 March 2021
Opinion: The seizing and jailing of a Palestinian dancer is part of the silencing of cultural critics in Israel, writes Nicholas Rowe.