Behind the smoke and mirrors of the Treaty of Waitangi claims settlement process in New Zealand: No prospect for justice and reconciliation for Maori without constitutional transformation

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dc.contributor.author Mutu, Margaret en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-24T23:57:57Z en
dc.date.issued 2018 en
dc.identifier.issn 1744-9634 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49091 en
dc.description.abstract Governments in New Zealand have legislated a large number of settlements extinguishing many hundreds of claims taken by Māori against the Crown for breaches of the country’s founding document, Te Tiriti o Waitangi. They portray settlements as a great success for Māori and the Crown. Māori disagree. Settlements are government-determined and imposed on Māori using a smoke and mirrors approach that masks successive governments’ true intentions: to claw back Māori legal rights; to extinguish all claims; and to maintain White control over Māori. In short, to uphold the Doctrine of Discovery in further breach of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Māori claimants and negotiators report being enticed into the process by false promises only to become traumatised and disenchanted. Yet many take a pragmatic stance and sign settlements, making the best they can out of a bad deal that goes nowhere near compensating for their actual loss. They know that despite what legislation may say, the settlements are not full, not fair and not final and that, like all previous settlements, they will be revisited. They also know that unless fundamental changes are made to the constitutional makeup of the country, there is no prospect of justice and reconciliation for Māori. en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Global Ethics en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Behind the smoke and mirrors of the Treaty of Waitangi claims settlement process in New Zealand: No prospect for justice and reconciliation for Maori without constitutional transformation en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/17449626.2018.1507003 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 208 en
pubs.volume 14 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 221 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 753955 en
pubs.org-id Arts en
pubs.org-id Maori and Pacific Studies en
pubs.org-id Maori Studies en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-10-03 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2018-10-31 en


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