The multilateral agreement on investment: implications for Maori



"For Maori, some of the concerns are that issues such as the WAI 262 claim regarding Maori cultural and intellectual property rights are under threat even more, as is the reservation for Maori commercial and industrial enterprise and the future of the Treaty of Waitangi. It is critical for New Zealand as a whole that people are not misled by the US government's strategy to exert pressure on governments but continue to lobby for the government's immediate and permanent withdrawal from negotiations for an agreement that removes the last vestiges of sovereignty from the government."

Table of contents

Democracy, partnership and economic agreements; MAI and the Treaty of Waitangi; Clauses of the MAI: significant aspects for Maori; Mai – the face of the new right; references.



Primary author: Harawira, Makere

Author biography: Māori

Publisher: Makere Harawira

Publication format: Briefing paper

Publication date: 1997

Publication place: Auckland

Publication availability: Yes

Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre

Catalog reference: ATOW-4

Misc. notes: A discussion paper, revised 3 October 1997

Content type: Kawanatanga, Legislation, Strategy

Sector: Education – tertiary

Informal group: Indigenous peoples, Māori

General related topics: Equity/justice/fairness

Historical period: 20th