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dc.contributor.authorGeddis, Andrew
dc.identifier.citationGeddis, A. (2016). New Zealand: Prisoner Voting and Consistency with the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990. Public Law, (April), 352-360.en_NZ
dc.description.abstractThe New Zealand High Court case of Taylor v. Attorney-General resulted in a formal declaration that the law removing the right to vote from all sentenced New Zealand prisoners is inconsistent with the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 (NZBORA), in that it limits the legislatively guaranteed right to vote in a way that cannot be justified in a free and democratic society. This analysis considers the pre-Taylor uncertainties around the availability of declaratory relief under the NZBORA. The author then examines why the issue of prisoner voting provided a compelling case for such relief. The article concludes with some cautionary thought on the effectiveness of the remedy in the New Zealand context.en_NZ
dc.publisherSweet & Maxwellen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofPublic Lawen_NZ
dc.subjectHuman rightsen_NZ
dc.subjectTaylor v Attorney-Generalen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleNew Zealand: Prisoner Voting and Consistency with the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolUniversity of Otago Faculty of Lawen_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
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