Monday, August 23, 2010

20 years of the BORA: Public lecture

The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 turns 20 this weekend, and Victoria University’s Centre for Public Law will be celebrating with a public lecture on the topic. First up is a talk by its architect, Geoffrey Palmer renowned jurist Kenneth Keithon about the aspirations for the legislation at its inception; after that there will be a second talk by 17-year old student Rayhan Langeana, about "what the Bill of Rights means for a young person in New Zealand".

When: 12.30, Thursday, 26 August
Where: Lecture Theatre 4, first floor, Old Government Building, Lambton Quay, Wellington
How much: Free!

This is a significant constitutional milestone, and one worth celebrating. Go along and learn about the past and future of one of the most important parts of our constitution.

Update: Apparently there's been a change to the programme due to Palmer's international activities. Also note that you're meant to RSVP (which means free food).