The Waitangi Tribunal

The Waitangi Tribunal

Te Roopu Whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi

The Waitangi Tribunal sits at the heart of the Treaty settlement process, with a unique remit to investigate claims and recommend settlements. But although the claims process has been hugely controversial, little has been written about the Tribunal itself. These essays, by leading academics, lawyers and researchers, successfully fill that gap, examining the Tribunal’s role in reshaping Māori identity and society, the Tribunal’s future mission, and its contribution to ideas of justice and reparation. This perceptive analysis of a key institution is vital reading for anyone seeking to understand Treaty settlements.

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Contributors

Paul Hamer
Geoff Melvin
Grant Phillipson
Richard Boast
Tom Bennion
Stephanie Milroy
Jacinta Ruru
Deborah Edmunds
John Dawson
Richard Price
Debra Fletcher
Evan Te Ahu Poata-Smith
Donna Hall
Andrew Sharp

Table of contents

Foreword Alan Ward
Introduction

Part 1: The Tribunal: past, process and principles

1. A quarter-century of the Waitangi Tribunal: responding to the challenge Paul Hamer
2. The jurisdiction of the Waitangi Tribunal Geoff Melvin
3. 'Flowing from the Treaty's words': The principles of the Treaty of Waitangi Janine Hayward
4. Talking and writing history: Evidence to the Waitangi Tribunal Grant Phillipson
5. Waitangi Tribunal procedure Richard Boast

Part 2: The Tribunal's reports, recommendations and redress

6. The lands reports Tom Bennion
7. The fisheries reports Stephanie Milroy
8. The environmental reports Nicola Wheen and Jacinta Ruru
9. The commercial reports Deborah Edmunds
10. The remedies reports John Dawson

Part 3: Looking around and beyond

11. Indian treaties and land claims in Canada Janine Hayward and Richard Price
12. Australian native title Debra Fletcher
13. The Treaty of Waitangi settlement process and the changing contours of Māori identity Evan Poata-Smith
14. Māori governance and accountability Donna Hall
15. The trajectory of the Waitangi Tribunal Andrew Sharp

Glossary of Māori words and phrases
Appendix 1: The Waitangi Tribunal's reports
Appendix 2: The Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975
Appendix 3: Translation of the Māori text of the Treaty
of Waitangi
Appendix 4: General recommendations made by the Waitangi Tribunal (compiled by John Dawson)

Print publication:
Ebook publication: Dec 2015
Pages: 296
RRP: $49.99
ISBN: 9781877242328
ISTC: A02201200002143F
DOI: 10.7810/9781877242328

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