Preserving judicial independence

A Constitution for Aotearoa New Zealand keeps court structures as they are, but proposes some additional safeguards for judicial independence.

Why judicial oversight is nothing to fear

Granting judges a right to invalidate legislation will strengthen the rule of law while leaving lawmaking power in Parliament’s hands, argue Geoffrey Palmer and Andrew Butler.

Who should guard the Constitution?

Neither the current Bill of Rights Act nor the proposed constitution provide enough protection for basic rights and freedoms, argues Dr Gavin Ellis