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October 2014

Much anticipated “Foreign Relations Law” book release by 2010 Law Foundation International Research Fellow


The release of Professor Campbell McLachlan’s book “Foreign Relations Law” marks the completion of his project for which he was awarded the 2010 NZ Law Foundation International Research Fellowship*.

McLachlan, a Professor of Law at Victoria University of Wellington, is internationally respected for his work in public and private international law.

His Foreign Relations Law book, published by Cambridge University Press (CUP), provides the first comprehensive study of foreign relations law in Anglo-Commonwealth systems in three decades and was eagerly anticipated when launched by the Attorney-General at Parliament on 27 August.   It tackles three fundamental issues: the distribution of the foreign relations power between the organs of government; the impact of the foreign relations power on individual rights; and the treatment of the foreign state within the municipal legal system.   The book examines the legal principles which govern the external exercise of the public power of states within common law legal systems.

“Foreign Relations Law” is due to be launched in the UK this month.

Further details about the book and Professor McLachlan are available on the CUP website.
YouTube clip of Professor McLachlan talking about his book and his research..

The New Zealand Law Foundation provided funding of $106,312 for the NZLF 2010 International Research Fellowship

*The NZ Law Foundation International Research Fellowship Te Karahipi Rangahau ā Taiao is New Zealand’s premier legal research award. It is valued at up to $125,000, and is awarded annually to enable an individual of outstanding ability to undertake legal research that will make a significant contribution to New Zealand.

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