Treaty key to NZ human rights



"A conference on human rights opens in Wellington tomorrow. Chris Tremewan argues that we need to set our own house in order before making judgements about the standards st by our neighbors." "Until the treaty is observed, the only right of Pakeha to live and govern here is the right of conquest, the fact that sufficient numbers of Maori were cheated, killed or culturally neutralized to enable the usurpation of Maori sovereignty by Pakeha power. Today, the international community questions the legitimacy of such governments in Afghanistan, Cambodia, New Caledonia, Hong Kong and East Timor."

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Primary author: Tremewan, Chris

Author biography: Pākehā

Publisher: The Dominion

Publication format: Newspaper article

Publication date: 25 May 1989

Publication place: Wellington

Publication status: Okay to copy

Publication availability: Yes

Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre

Catalog reference: APW-1 – Archives Project Waitangi

Content type: Treaty generally

Sector: Community

Informal group: Indigenous peoples, Māori, Migrant, Other ethnic, Pākehā

Culture related topics: Bi-cultural

General related topics: Colonisation, Tino rangatiratanga

Historical period: 20th

Resources: Culture