Symposium on the Treaty of Waitangi and the constitution - 12 June 2013
The Māori Law Review hosted a symposium considering the constitutional role of the Treaty of Waitangi.
This event was held on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 at the Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington.
Papers from the symposium were published in July 2013 as a Special Issue of the Māori Law Review.
The symposium heard presentations from:
- Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC, former Prime Minister - Māori, the Treaty and the Constitution
- Māmari Stephens, senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law - Māori constitutionality (and the Treaty of Waitangi)
- Colin James, political commentator - Transition from tradition to modernity
- Craig Linkhorn, co-editor of the Māori Law Review and Senior Crown Counsel - The Treaty in the constitution conversation
- A panel of young New Zealanders (Duran Moy, Marama Broughton, Emma Smith, Julia Whaipooti and Amy Dixon).
Constitutional Advisory Panel member Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith concluded proceedings with reflections on the afternoon’s discussion and ‘The Constitution Conversation’.
The pictures shown here were taken by Māori Law Review student editor Erin Carr.