World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Revolutions and Revolutionary Murmurs

For immediate release 23 April 2001

Revolutions and Revolutionary Murmurs: Fiji and Aotearoa New Zealand

Noted constitutional law expert Jock Brookfield is to give a public lecture on the Fiji constitutional crisis at The University of Auckland on Tuesday 1 May.

His lecture “Revolutions and Revolutionary Murmurs: Fiji and Aotearoa New Zealand” follows on from his prize-winning book "Waitangi and Indigenous Rights: Revolution, Law and Legitimation" (Auckland University Press; 1999), which deals with how the revolutionary taking of power by one people over another can be legitimated.

In his lecture he will look in particular at: (i) the recent case of Fiji v Prasad (where the Fiji Court of Appeal held that the interim civilian government, established by the Military Commander, had not become lawful); and

(ii) constitutional developments since the judgment.

Professor Brookfield will also consider the implications of the crisis for Aotearoa New Zealand.

Professor Brookfield is a noted legal author, commentator and Professor Emeritus of The University of Auckland who taught for 27 years in the areas of constitutional law, land law and conveyancing. He has a special interest in the role of law in revolutionary constitutional changes and the factors that legitimate them.

The lecture will take place in the Stone Lecture Theatre, Eden Crescent, The University of Auckland, from 1 to 3pm on Tuesday 1 May.

For further information please contact: George Mousourakis Faculty of Law (09) 373-7599 x 2387

– ENDS –

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Preliminary Results: MH17 Investigation Report

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is convinced of having obtained irrefutable evidence to establish that on 17 July 2014, flight MH-17 was shot down by a BUK missile from the 9M38-series. According to the JIT there is also evidence identifying the launch location that involves an agricultural field near Pervomaiskyi which, at the time, was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. More>>


At The UN: Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer To Entry Into Force

The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More>>



Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>


Other Australian Detention

Gordon Campbell: On The Censorship Havoc In South Africa’s State Broadcaster

Demands have included an order to staff that there should be no further negative news about the country’s President Jacob Zuma, and SABC camera operators responsible for choosing camera angles that have allegedly made the President ‘look shorter’ were to be retrained... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On A Bad Week For Malcolm Turnbull, And The Queen

Malcolm Turnbull’s immediate goal – mere survival – is still within his grasp... In every other respect though, this election has been a total disaster for the Liberals. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news