Māori Dispute Resolution: Traditional Conceptual Regulators and Contemporary Processes

Meditating Across Differences: Oceanaic and Asian Approaches to Conflict Resolution, Edited by Morgan Brigg and Roland Bleiker, University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu, 2011

Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 24/2014

25 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2014 Last revised: 10 Mar 2015

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Carwyn Jones

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

This chapter discusses key elements of Māori dispute resolution, with particular reference to aspects of the treaty settlement process used to address conflicts internal and external to Māori tribes. The first part of the chapter explores some fundamental principles that guide Māori conflict resolution and provides a brief overview of Māori social organisation as the foundation on which Māori conflict resolution is based. The second part of the chapter examines three areas of cultural difference that highlight key characteristics of Māori dispute resolution. The third part of the chapter considers how aspects of Māori dispute resolution processes have been used with the Treaty of Waitangi settlement process between Māori and the Crown.

Keywords: Indigenous peoples, dispute resolution, Treaty of Waitangi

JEL Classification: K10, K39

Suggested Citation

Jones, Carwyn, Māori Dispute Resolution: Traditional Conceptual Regulators and Contemporary Processes (2011). Meditating Across Differences: Oceanaic and Asian Approaches to Conflict Resolution, Edited by Morgan Brigg and Roland Bleiker, University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu, 2011, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 24/2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2401978

Carwyn Jones (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Wellington, 6140
New Zealand

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