Indigenous "Human" Rights in New Zealand from an international perspective



"This paper is aimed at setting new Zealand in a wider context in relation to the treatment of its indigenous people – the Maori. It is hoped that an international perspective might provide a sense of what lies ahead for both Maori and Pakeha." He looks at indigenous rights at the international level and compare developments with the guarantees contained in the Treaty of Waitangi.

Table of contents

Introduction — The development of Indigenous Human Rights — The Treaty of Waitangi — New Zealand’s performance — The duty to honour the Treaty — The right to protection of culture — The right to ownership and control of physical resources — The right to autonomy — Dispute resolution mechanisms and accountability — conclusions.

Primary author: Wiliams, Joe

Author biography: Māori

Publisher: Joe Williams

Publication format: Speech

Publication date: 28 May 1989

Publication place: Wellington

Publication availability: Yes

Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre

Catalog reference: APW-1 – Archives Project Waitangi

Content type: Explanation of Treaty, History

Sector: Community, Education – Treaty

Informal group: Indigenous peoples

Culture related topics: Bi-cultural, Multi-cultural

General related topics: First Peoples' rights, Human rights

Historical period: 20th

Resources: Culture