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August 2021

Treaty Settlements Book released

As Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations from 2008 to 2017, Christopher Finlayson completed an unprecedented number of settlements with iwi. In 2012 alone, Parliament passed more Treaty legislation than it had over the previous twenty years. Christopher Finlayson gained unique insight into the elements of successful negotiations and was involved in developing legal innovations to reach settlements. In this book, the authors, Christopher Finlayson and James Christmas, analyse the essential components of settlements, reference particular settlements in looking at themes such as natural resources, co-governance and legal personality, and they discuss the impact of the process and outcomes on the relationship between Maori and the Crown.

The book is published by Huia Publishers and was launched on 10 August 2021.

The Law Foundation supported the research for this book with a grant of up to $23,000.