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Essay competition for Magna Carta (17 March 2015)

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson has launched a Magna Carta 800 Essay Competition for New Zealand students to recognise the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta on 15 June 2015. "The fundamental values embodied by Magna Carta such as rule of law, are as relevant today as they were in... More about Essay competition for Magna Carta.

Thirteenth Rangatahi Court opens (16 March 2015)

New Zealand's 13th Rangatahi Court has been opened at Hairini Marae in Tauranga. Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams says the Court works within the existing Youth Court framework but uses a marae-based Māori-specific environment to try to help young Māori and their whānau engage with the justice system in... More about Thirteenth Rangatahi Court opens.

Updating Refugee Convention no silver bullet for climate-displaced, says legal expert (12 March 2015)

By Elliot Sim A re-write of the International Refugee Convention 1951 is not necessarily the simple or obvious solution needed to help current and future climate refugees, an environmental law expert says. Much global debate on the status of climate refugees has been sparked by Kiribati national Ioane Teitiota’s bid... More about Updating Refugee Convention no silver bullet for climate-displaced, says legal expert.

AML/CFT warning issued by FMA (12 March 2015)

The Financial Markets Authority says it has issued a formal warning to MSL Capital Markets Ltd under section 80 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Funding of Terrorism Act 2009. The FMA says that under section 59(2) of the Act, it required MSL to perform an audit of its Anti-Money... More about AML/CFT warning issued by FMA.