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The implications of a supreme law Bill of Rights for judicial appointments in New Zealand

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The enactment of a supreme law Bill of Rights in New Zealand would have significant implications for the process of appointing judges. This essay contends that the present judicial appointments system is insufficiently transparent and offers too few safeguards to prevent judicial appointments from becoming politicised. It draws on Canada's experience after enacting the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to illustrate why reform is needed. Ultimately, it is contended that the adoption of a supreme law Bill of Rights in New Zealand should be accompanied by the creation of a judicial appointments commission.

History

Copyright Date

01/01/2014

Date of Award

01/01/2014

Publisher

Victoria University of Wellington - Te Herenga Waka

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Author Retains Copyright

Degree Grantor

Victoria University of Wellington - Te Herenga Waka

Degree Name

LL.B. (Honours)

ANZSRC Type Of Activity code

970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies

Victoria University of Wellington Item Type

Research Paper or Project

Language

en_NZ

Victoria University of Wellington School

School of Law

Advisors

Palmer, Geoffrey