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August 2013

NZ's Constitutional Traditions - Conference Live-streaming link

The conference Unearthing New Zealand’s Constitutional Traditions runs 29-30 August at Parliament and is being live-streamed. It can be viewed via this link:

The conference is being run by the New Zealand Centre for Public Law and is hosted by Hon Chris Finlayson QC. It aims to shed light on the fundamental ideals on which our constitution is based, and brings together a number of distinguished scholars from New Zealand and abroad to reflect on this and to begin unearthing the country’s traditions of constitutional thought.

The keynote speakers include:

  • Professor David Hackett Fischer, University Professor and Earl Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University
  • Emeritus Professor Andrew Sharp, Fellow in New Zealand Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London/ University of Auckland
  • Opening Address: Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias, Chief Justice of New Zealand

Details about the Conference Programme are available on the Victoria University of Wellington web site.

The New Zealand Law Foundation is funding up to $24,330 towards bringing keynote speakers and law students to the Conference, and towards supporting the publication of the conference papers.