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Encyclopedia > Moana Jackson

Moana Jackson is a New Zealand Māori lawyer specialising in Treaty of Waitangi and constitutional issues. Moana Jackson is of Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Porou decent. He is presently Director of Nga Kaiwhakamarama I Nga Ture (the Maori Legal Service) which he co-founded in 1987. For the Māori language, see Māori language. ... The Treaty of Waitangi The Treaty of Waitangi (Māori: Te Tiriti o Waitangi) was signed on February 6, 1840 at Waitangi in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. ... The Ngati Porou iwi is among the top ten tribes of New Zealand by population. ...

He graduated in Law and Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington, and after a short period in practise took up the teaching of Maori language. He then undertook further study in the United States before returning to New Zealand to conduct research for the then Justice Department report on the Maori and the criminal justice system, He Whaipaanga Hou. His report was published in 1988. Criminology is the scientific study of crime as an individual and social phenomenon. ... Victoria University of Wellington was established in 1897 by Act of Parliament as the fifth constituent college of the University of New Zealand. ...

He has also worked extensively overseas on international indigenous issues, particularly the drafting of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. He was a judge on the International Tribunal of Indigenous Rights in Hawaii in 1993 and again in Canada in 1995. He was also counsel for the Bougainville Interim Government during the Bougainville peace process. Location of North Solomons (Bougainville) Province in Papua New Guinea This article is about the island; Bougainville is also the name of a commune in the Somme département of France. ...

Jackson was a vocal critic of the government's foreshore and seabed legislation in 2005. The New Zealand foreshore and seabed controversy is a debate in the politics of New Zealand. ...

He teaches in the Maori Law and Philosophy degree programme at Te Wananga o Raukawa.



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