New Zealand Law Society - International Legal Issues Committee

International Legal Issues Committee

The new International Legal Issues Committee’s role is to: 

  1. Provide advice to the Board and President of the New Zealand Law Society on statements and submissions regarding international legal issues.
  2. Support the Law Society to promote internationally the rule of law and access to justice.
  3. Advise on the implications for the profession of international developments (including trade and business regulation impacting on lawyers).
  4. Advise the Law Society on international law implications for law reform and advocacy.



The International Legal Issues Committee is comprised of:

  • A Convenor who has relevant expertise and has shown leadership and standing/mana within the profession
  • One member who is an expert in South Pacific legal issues (with agreement from the Pacific Lawyers Association)
  • One member of the profession (or an academic) with experience in international affairs
  • Ex officio the following will be members of the Committee:
    • the convenor of the Public Law Committee (or their nominee(s))
    • the convenor of the Human Rights and Privacy Law Committee (or their nominee(s))
    • The Law Society’s nominee on the South Pacific Lawyers' Association.

Where necessary, the convenor (or President) may co-opt a convenor of any relevant specialist law reform committee (or their nominee) or another expert to advise on specific matters.

For queries relating to this committee, please email Aimee Bryant, Manager Law Reform and Advocacy:

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