Tikanga and Culture in the Supreme Court
Ellis and Deng
The following article is based on a speech delivered by Justice Glazebrook on two recent Te Kōti Mana Nui o Aotearoa/Supreme Court of New Zealand cases: Ellis v R (role of tikanga in the law of Aotearoa/New Zealand) and Deng v Zheng (cultural considerations). After a short introduction by Mai Chen, Justice Glazebrook introduces the background to these cases, their holdings and makes a few preliminary comments. She also links these recent developments with other judicial-led projects to address cultural considerations.
Keywords: tikanga; cultural considerations; appeals; Supreme Court of New Zealand.
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