Maori Rights, te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Press Release 21 January

Government fails to meet its obligations to Maori. This expert research paper, the third in a series, reveals that the TPPA will hamper the ability of future governments to develop Treaty of Waitangi-consistent law and policy law relating to issues such as traditional knowledge, biodiversity and environmental management. The ‘Treaty of Waitangi Exception’ fails to provide protection for Maori interests. The paper is here.