Human Rights: The Proposed New Zealand Bill of Rights

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Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 1988

Abstract

This article explains the Labour Party policy of introducing a Bill of Rights Act, discusses how the White Paper introducing such an Act would work to protect rights and freedoms in New Zealand, and covers the Justice Department's report to the select committee considering the White Paper as well as the positive and negative responses to the Paper.

Keywords: Bill of Rights Act, New Zealand, human rights, executive government, White Paper

JEL Classification: K39

Suggested Citation

Palmer QC, Sir Geoffrey, Human Rights: The Proposed New Zealand Bill of Rights (1988). The Parliamentarian, January 1988, 10-13; Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper Series Palmer Paper No. 9. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2231322

Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )

PO Box 600
Wellington, 6140
New Zealand

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