Monday, 2 June 2014
The Issue of the Grudge Informers
Grudge informer situation: the problem of the obligations to wicked laws
Different responses based on different understandings of what the law is:
What is law?
What are the
1. Now (1970-2014)
The impact of international law - CEDAW
Contents of CEDAW
What is it?
An International Treaty
Adopted by UN
187 Parties (incl NZ)
What is its legal effect?
Not directly part of
Introduction to the New
Zealand Legal System
The role of the Queen
The Executive (Part 1)
You will need to know your stuf: have a good
knowledge of the ideas, concepts, events,
people, cases, legislation,
Women in the Legal Profession
Women have succeeded in gaining access to the
profession and becoming lawyers women make up
44% of the profession overall, but the profession
Statute of Westminster Created rule of law, common right to be done to all Signed by
Magna Carta (drafted & signed by King John 1215) Signed by Edward I, protected
individuals & groups from arbitrary monarchy, due
Alternative explanations for unequal proportional distribution of women in advanced
Family responsibilities combined with inflexible work practices libfem = a choice for
women to take on family responsibilities, just a choice they make delays o
Examine which components of Legal History/ToW/the Constitution are relevant to our legal
Eg: Legal history explains why it is that New Zealand falls under the common law system
rather than the civil law system, provides historical context and exp
Student ID: 300313886
LAWS 121 Terms Essay Tutor: Grant Morris
Are Constitutional conventions are more important than statutes in restraining the Executive
in New Zealand?
Victoria University of Wellington
Word Count: 1000 (excluding
Student ID: 300313886
LAWS 121 Terms Essay Tutor: Sophie Macauley
Analyse how the creation of a supreme law constitution enforced by the judiciary
would enhance the judiciarys present role and powers and its ability to check on the
Richard has an extensive olive grove in the Hunter Valley region of NSW. He has around
12,000 trees established and has recently purchased his neighbours adjoining property with
a view to expansion.
His business is flourishing and his two sons, David and
What is Jurisprudence?
What is Law?
side saying: you are blind. The
other: you are seeing ghosts
- attributed to HLA Hart
want to explain wha
2. International Law
What is International Law?
What does it cover?
Sources of International Law?
The International Legal System
International Law and Domestic Law
Sources of International Law
TE TIRITI O WAITANGI
THE TREATY OF
Treaty of Waitangi
Interpretation by the courts
Principles of the Treaty
The Treaty Settlements
The Treaty of Waitangi
What do you already know
about the Treaty?