The discriminatory nature of New Zealand’s adoption laws shows the importance of constitutional protection for human rights, says Wellington lawyer Joss Opie
Continue reading Adoption laws and the case for a written constitution
The turmoil in America shows the need for constitutional checks and should spur NZ to adopt a codified constitution, writes Sir Geoffrey Palmer.
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It’s time for New Zealand to have a constitution that is accessible and clear, say Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Dr Andrew Butler.
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Many New Zealanders don’t know the country has a constitution, let alone know what’s it in. That has to change, says Sam Bookman.
Continue reading A constitution all New Zealanders can understand
Adopting a written constitution could move New Zealand from ‘a very healthy culture of constitutional accountability’ towards ‘an austere mindset of bare compliance’, writes Dr Ed Willis.
Continue reading Would a codified constitution reduce accountability?
New Zealanders don’t discuss their constitution because they can’t find it. It needs to be written in one place, argues Sir Geoffrey Palmer.
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