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dc.contributor.authorGeddis, Andrew
dc.date.available2019-01-28T02:53:44Z
dc.date.copyright2015
dc.identifier.citationGeddis, A. (2015). Parliament, the Courts and the NZBORA: The Cases of Aid in Dying and Prisoner Voting. Presented at the The Legal Research Foundation conference, The Legal Research Foundation.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/8800
dc.description.abstractThe New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 (NZBORA) retains Parliament’s sovereign power to make law. However, beyond that important point, much of the debate around the NZBORA’s meaning for the legislature and judiciary’s intertwined roles was left unresolved.This paper considers the judiciary’s power to register concern, by making a declaration of inconsistency, over law that may contradict the NZBORA. The paper first briefly sets out the background history to the issue of declarations of inconsistency with the NZBORA in New Zealand. It then critically examines the courts’ rulings in the two cases, Seales v Attorney-General and Taylor v Attorney-General. The concluding section advances some thoughts on why the cases resulted in different outcomes, primarily focusing on the nature of the issue involved and the judiciary’s assessment of how well Parliament has dealt, and may yet deal, with it.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherThe Legal Research Foundationen_NZ
dc.subjectParliamenten_NZ
dc.subjectPublic lawen_NZ
dc.subjectBill of Rightsen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleParliament, the Courts and the NZBORA: The Cases of Aid in Dying and Prisoner Votingen_NZ
dc.typeConference or Workshop Item (Paper)en_NZ
dc.date.updated2019-01-28T02:40:00Z
otago.schoolUniversity of Otago Faculty of Lawen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
otago.event.placeAucklanden_NZ
otago.event.titleThe Legal Research Foundation conferenceen_NZ
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