Report

The role of the intervener in human rights cases

The purpose of this project was to examine the role that interveners have played in human rights cases in New Zealand, and whether the quality of decision making could be said to have improved as a result.
Report

Judgments as data

This report addresses access to case law in New Zealand, why it is important, and how it can be improved, particularly for use in digital services. In particular, it calls for written decisions of courts and tribunals in New Zealand to be prepared and published...
Briefing paper

The use of artificial intelligence by government: parliamentary and legal issues

This paper focuses on the parliamentary and legal implications of governments using a form of AI: automated-decision making (ADM), which is deployed in automated decision-making systems (ADMS). It discusses the implications, presents key parliamentary case studies, and sets out recommendations from the literature on how...
Conference paper

Legal requirements to conduct blood testing in doping control: Oceania region

Abstract: As sport is now practiced on a worldwide basis, the fight against doping is an international problem and the solution to it must necessarily be international or the level playing field, which is fundamental to sport, cannot exist. There must be national building blocks...
Journal article

From ethics of restriction to ethics of construction

This article analyses how ethical, legal and societal aspects (ELSA) trends have manifested themselves in Norway with the aim to find ways to understand and respond adequately to policy developments.
Report

Building towers, cheating workers

As the UAE undergoes one of the largest construction booms in the world, at least half a million migrant construction workers are employed there. Behind the glitter and luxury, the experiences of these migrant workers present a much less attractive picture-of wage exploitation, indebtedness to...
Report

Legal recognition of sex and gender: final report

This report discusses amendments to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1999 (Tas) and other matters relating to the legal recognition of sex and gender in Tasmania.
Report

Parliamentary scrutiny of human rights in New Zealand: glass half full?

This research is a focused project on one aspect of the parliamentary process. It provides a contextualised account of select committees and their scrutiny of human rights with a particular emphasis on New Zealand’s 52nd Parliament in the 2017-2019 period.
Report

Review of the Judicial Review Act 2000 (Tas)

This document discusses the Judicial Review Act 2000 (Tas) (JRA) and examines whether there is a need to reform the ACT. This report also identifies the limitations which the courts have placed on the scope of judicial review, considers whether those limitations are justified and...
Discussion paper

Legal recognition of sex and gender: issues paper

This paper reviews issues relating to the legal recognition of sex and gender, in light of amendments to the Justice and Related Legislation (Marriage and Gender Amendments) Act 2019. The Institute is calling for community feedback on the issues raised in this paper.