Judicial Enforcement of New Zealand's Reserved Provisions
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 to vote from sentenced prisoners is inconsistent with the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 (NZBORA), the judicial response to this inconsistency, and the potential consequences for the New Zealand legislation prohibiting prisoner voting.
Publisher: Thomson Reuters
Keywords: Voting; Human rights; New Zealand
Research Type: Journal Article