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King’s Counsel files complaint over Tikanga Māori requirement for law students – 7 May 2024

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King’s Counsel Gary Judd has lodged a complaint with the Government’s Regulations Review Committee regarding the mandatory inclusion of tikanga Māori studies in the law curriculum. Judd argues that tikanga, as a system of beliefs, should not be equated with law, sparking a debate over cultural education in legal studies. Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has supported Judd’s stance, calling tikanga “cultural indoctrination,” while others, like emeritus professor Jane Kelsey, view it as an essential part of understanding New Zealand’s history and legal framework.

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