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  • Aid in Dying in New Zealand: Recent Legal Developments 

    Geddis, Andrew; Gavaghan, Colin
    This article considers Lecretia Seales and her New Zealand High Court case to receive aid in dying. The author discusses the main issue in this case, specifically whether directly administering a lethal dose of medication ...
  • All Is Changed, Changed Utterly? The Causes and Consequences of New Zealand's Adoption of MMP 

    Geddis, Andrew; Morris, Caroline
    New Zealand's political landscape experienced a seismic shift in 1993, when the country replaced the First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) voting system it had inherited from its British colonial past with a new Mixed Member Proportional ...
  • The Case for Allowing Aid in Dying in New Zealand 

    Geddis, Andrew
    This article discusses the sensitive topic of whether and when persons suffering as the result of an incurable and/or terminal medical condition ought to be allowed to end their lives with the active assistance of others. ...
  • 'Declarations of Inconsistency' Under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 

    Geddis, Andrew
    This article considers the constitutional question of whether prisoners should be permitted to vote. The author discusses the case of Attorney General v Taylor and the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, to conclude that ...
  • Dedicated Indigenous Representation in New Zealand's Parliament 

    Geddis, Andrew
    Proposals to include recognition of Australia’s Indigenous peoples in its Constitution, combined with their ongoing severe underrepresentation in Australia’s federal Parliament, have renewed calls for instituting some sort ...
  • Defining the Ambit of the Free Speech Privilege in New Zealand's Parliament 

    Geddis, Andrew
    The Pricy Council decision in Jennings v Buchanan reasserted the judiciary’s role in deciding the ambit of Parliamentary privilege. This article outlines that decision and unpicks the reasons for the Court’s judgement. The ...
  • Dissent, the Bill of Rights Act and the Supreme Court 

    Geddis, Andrew
    New Zealand's Supreme Court has on two occasions been required to consider the legal boundaries that apply to forms of dissenting behaviour. In Brooker v Police and Morse v Police, the Court simultaneously expands the ...
  • End-of-Life Choice in New Zealand's Parliament and Courts 

    Geddis, Andrew
    The issue variously termed “euthanasia”, “assisted suicide” or “aid in dying” repeatedly has been raised in New Zealand. In this article, the author considers the legislative attempts to permit it and the treatment of the ...
  • Foreword 

    Geddis, Andrew
    This article is the foreword to Volume 39, Issue 1 of the UNSW Law Journal. The article begins by considering the role of elections in liberal representative democracies, particularly with regard to answering deeply contested ...
  • Freedom of Expression and Civility in the New Zealand Supreme Court 

    Geddis, Andrew
    The use of criminal law sanctions to buttress social norms requiring civility or courtesy in public speech or action is widespread throughout the common law world. However, such sanctions inevitably limit the way in which ...
  • From people's revolution to partisan reform: Recent electoral change in New Zealand 

    Geddis, Andrew
    For a comparatively small and geographically peripheral nation, New Zealand enjoyed a moment of psephological prominence some 20 years ago when it abandoned its long-used single member plurality (SMP) voting system for a ...
  • Inter-Institutional 'Rights Dialogue' Under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 

    Geddis, Andrew
    This article considers the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 (NZBORA), which is commonly viewed as the progenitor of the ‘parliamentary bills of rights’ adopted in the United Kingdom and various Australian States. In ...
  • Judicial Enforcement of New Zealand's Reserved Provisions 

    Geddis, Andrew
    This article provides commentary on the issue of prisoner voting, specifically the issue of prohibiting sentenced prisoners from voting. The author considers how the New Zealand Parliament’s decision to remove the right ...
  • Judicial Innovation Under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act: Lessons for Queensland? 

    Geddis, Andrew; Rodriguez Ferrere, Marcelo
    In 2016, the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee of Queensland Parliament issued a report on its ‘Inquiry into a possible Human Rights Act for Queensland.’ In the course of deliberations over this document, the ...
  • Judicial Innovation Under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act: Lessons for Queensland? 

    Geddis, Andrew; Rodriguez Ferrere, Marcelo
    In 2016, the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee of Queensland Parliament issued a report on its ‘Inquiry into a possible Human Rights Act for Queensland.’ In the course of deliberations over this document, the ...
  • The Judiciary 

    Geddis, Andrew
    The judiciary (the courts) have been referred to as the ‘third arm of government’ (Brennan 1996). This chapter considers the role of the judiciary in the overall institutional structure that exercises political power of ...
  • Law and New Zealand's 2014 Election Campaign 

    Geddis, Andrew
    New Zealand’s 2014 election “did its job”, in the sense that it permitted a government to form and function in a way that those who are governed by it broadly consider legitimate. This article considers why elections are ...
  • The Legal Status of Political Parties Under MMP 

    Geddis, Andrew
    This article discusses a specific, and relatively narrow, issue: Whether the move to a mixed member proportional voting system caused a change in the legal status accorded to New Zealand's political parties. It is argued ...
  • Litigating for the Right to Die 

    Geddis, Andrew; Tucker, Kathryn
    Modern medicine can extend life to an extent that a patient dying of a terminal illness may feel trapped. Unfortunately, public support for providing a clear legal path for patients wishing to access aid in dying have not ...
  • New Zealand's Parliamentary Privilege Bill: The Empire Finally Strikes Back 

    Geddis, Andrew
    This article considers the concerns raised by the Parliamentary Privilege Bill 2013 (NZ), introduced into the New Zealand House of Representatives in December 2013. While the proposed legislation would accomplish a number ...