The New Zealand Bill of Rights

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Oxford University Press, 2003 - Law - 852 pages
"The New Zealand Bill of Rights" is a comprehensive account of over a decade of jurisprudence under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990. The Act shares many substantive and interpretive characteristics with its constitutional counterparts in Canada and the United States. As a result, the text draws significantly on North American law, as well as on relevant material from a variety of other jurisdictions - including the United Kingdom and South Africa - and from case law under the European Convention on Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Providing readers with a detailed examination of noteworthy court decisions, the authors advance a broad and balanced evaluation of the Act intended to prompt the assessment and development of rights in both the civil and criminal contexts.

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Paul Rishworth is at University of Auckland. Grant Huscroft is at University of Western Ontario.

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