Educational Resources

Here you will find a collection of educational resources both historic and current. This section will be regularly updated so check back often.

Natural Law | The Basis of Common Law

What we call the Common Law arises from the normal interaction of people with one another according to their nature and customs, which maintain peace and equity between themselves. Common Law is the human manifestation of the universal Natural Law, and creates no hierarchy or dominating force over people.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.

The Nuremberg Principles

The Nuremberg principles are a set of guidelines for determining what constitutes a war crime. The Nuremberg trials established that all of humanity would be guarded by an international legal shield and that even a Head of State would be held criminally responsible and punished for aggression and Crimes Against Humanity.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.

1956 Supplementary Convention on Abolition of Slavery

1956 United Nations treaty which builds upon the 1926 Slavery Convention to secure the abolition of slavery and of the slave trade, and the Forced Labour Convention of 1930, which banned forced or compulsory labour, by banning debt bondage.

1926 Slavery Convention

The 1926 Slavery Convention was an international treaty created under the auspices of the League of Nations and first signed on 25 September 1926. The objective of the Convention was to confirm and advance the suppression of slavery and the slave trade.

2012 Rule of Law

The rule of law applies to all States equally, and to international organizations, including the United Nations and its principal organs, and that respect for and promotion of the rule of law and justice should guide all of their activities and accord predictability and legitimacy to their actions.

The Meaning of Magna Carta

An 800 year old document from Europe’s Middle Ages, yet surprisingly it still has relevance in New Zealand today. Sealed on the banks of the River Thames on 15 June 1215, the Magna Carta forms the foundation of our rights.