A written codified constitution – how the project is progressing?
Sir Geoffrey Palmer will present his thoughts of the question “should the rules by which public power is exercised all be written down in one place, so New Zealanders can find and understand them?” New Zealand’s constitution is hard to find and harder to understand, argue Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Dr Andrew Butler in their recent book. In their view, a codified constitution is necessary so that people know how public power is and should be exercised.
Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC is a Distinguished Fellow at the Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington. Sir Geoffrey Palmer has been a law lecturer, professor, Member of Parliament, Attorney-General, Minister of Justice, Leader of the House, and Prime Minster. He has also been President of the Law Commission. He is author of a number of important works on the New Zealand constitution, environmental law and international environmental law. He is the recipient of a number of honours and awards in New Zealand and internationally.
Date: Monday 20 March, 2017
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