Indigenous law

Databases

  • AGIS Plus Text
    Australian database. Source documents include Australian, New Zealand and Pacific law journals, and selected articles from major law journals from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
  • EbscoHost Academic Search Premier
    4000 full-text scholarly journals covering wide range of subject areas.
  • Index to Legal Periodicals and Books
    Index of articles, case notes, legislation notes, book reviews, conference reports from the United States, Puerto Rico, Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • HeinOnline
    Full-text archival collection of US and selected international law journals.
  • Index New Zealand
    Indexes over 300 journals and magazines. Coverage primarily New Zealand, but some comparative content in articles.
  • Lexis Advance
    See US Research option for international resources.
  • Linxplus (in Lexis Advance)
    An index of journal articles from New Zealand law journals. Selected coverage of Australia, UK and Canadian titles.
  • Westlaw International
    US database. Use the World Journals tab to search across all journals.

Conventions and treaties

Books and journals

The Catalogue

Subject headings for finding general resources on law and indigenous peoples

Customary law (listed by country) Indigenous peoples - Land tenure
Draft declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples Indigenous peoples - Legal status, laws, etc
Indigenous peoples (listed by country) Indigenous peoples - Politics and government
Indigenous peoples - Government relations Minorities - Legal status, laws, etc
Indigenous peoples - Great Britain - Colonies Self-determination, National

Web resources

Databases

Commentary on indigenous issues in English and Māori

  • Hansard
    New Zealand Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) with written and oral questions.
  • Index to Te Ao Hou Periodical
    An index to three Māori periodicals: Te Ao Hou, Te Māori and Te Kaunihera Māori.
  • Index New Zealand
    Indexes over 300 journals and magazines. Coverage includes some pan-tribal and iwi specific publications.
  • NewzText Plus
    Full-text magazines and newspapers. Search help
  • Newzindex
    Index of magazines, journals and newspapers.
  • Niupepa
    Māori newspapers 34 full-text searchable dating from 1842-1933
  • Waitangi Tribunal Reports
    This database provides information on the structure and role of the Waitangi Tribunal, English and Māori versions of the Treaty of Waitangi, full-text Tribunal reports and information on the claims settlement process.

New Zealand case law and commentary on indigenous issues

Resources available in Westlaw NZ.

  • Briefcase-FindCase
    Full-text reported and unreported judgments.
  • DSL Environmental Law Handbook
    Resources for looking at information related to Māori and the Resource Management Act.

Resources available in Lexis Advance.

  • Linxplus
    Full-text reported and unreported judgments. An index of journal articles from New Zealand law journals. Some international coverage.
  • Laws of New Zealand
    New Zealand's legal encyclopedia. Includes topics about Māori Affairs and Māori Land.

Web resources

  • He Pātaka Kupu Ture / Legal Māori Archive
    Full-text documents reflecting the bilingual nature of New Zealand's legal history.
  • Māori land law
    Compiled by the University of Auckland. Print and web resources relating to Māori land.
  • Māori Organisations of New Zealand
    Directory of iwi and organisation contacts, links to law and land resources, and links to other Māori and indigenous websites.
  • Māori Studies guide
    Compiled by the University of Auckland. Topics include Māori land, material culture, Māori views and perspectives, Treaty of Waitangi and Waitangi Tribunal materials.

Databases

  • AGIS - ATSIS
    Covers legal issues related to land rights, native title, customary law, Aboriginal deaths in custody, Aboriginals in the criminal justice system, racial discrimination, indigenous intellectual property, and Aboriginal youth and juvenile justice.
  • AGIS Plus Text
    Full-text of main Australian University law journals, Indigenous Law Bulletin and Land, Rights, Laws: Issues of Native Title.
  • AUSTLII
    Full-text Australian case law from a variety of courts.
  • CINCH-ATSIS
    Index of articles on the involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian justice system. Subject coverage includes all aspects of crime and criminal justice including corrections, crime, crime prevention, criminal law, criminology, juvenile justice, law enforcement, police and victims of crime.
  • Indigenous Australia
    Index of articles, book chapters, parliamentary information, case law, audiovisual materials and internet resources on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life. Compiled by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Library.

Web resources

  • Agreements, Treaties, and Negotiated Settlements Project
    This resource examines treaty and agreement-making with Indigenous Australians and the nature of the cultural, social and legal rights encompassed by past, present and potential agreements and treaties. Searchable index of agreements with links to related agreements and legislation, seminar papers and a bibliography. Some items are full text.
  • ATSIC: Law and Justice
    Links under Publications to the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody report, Stolen Generations report and submissions on the Senate Inquiry into the Human Rights (Mandatory Sentencing of Juvenile Offenders) Bill 1999). This site is now no longer active and is only available in archive form. Date of archive is 2006.
  • Indigenous Portal
  • Links to Government resources specific to indigenous Australians. See Justice & Law, Land & Native Title.
  • INFOKOORI
    State Library of New South Wales. Index of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander newspapers and magazines reporting on people, issues and events that affect Indigenous peoples from all over Australia from an Indigenous perspective.
  • Wik: the Aftermath and Implications
    Full-text articles on the Wik decision from the University of New South Wales Law Review.
  • WWW Virtual Library: Aboriginal Studies
    Native title resources.
  • Yorta Yorta Native Title Case
    Article briefly reviewing judgment.

Databases

  • Index to Legal Periodicals and Books
    Index of articles, case notes, legislation notes, book reviews, conference reports from the United States, Puerto Rico, Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • First Nations Periodical Index
    Index of journals aimed at students, educators and researchers interested in indigenous issues. Links through to full text online issues where available.
  • HeinOnline
    Full text archival collection of US and selected international law journals. Use the search options to locate articles on Canadian issues in other journals.
  • Lexis Advance
    Legislation, case law, and journal articles.
  • Westlaw International
    Directory > International / Worldwide Materials > North America > Individual Country Materials > Canada - legislation, case law and journal articles. Also try the World Journals tab for journal articles.

Case law

Web resources

Alaska

North America

Databases

  • HeinOnline
    Full-text archival collection of US law journals. Full coverage of the American Indian Law Review. Use the search options to locate articles in other journals.
  • Index to Legal Periodicals and Books
    Index of articles, case notes, legislation notes, book reviews, conference reports from the United States, Puerto Rico, Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • Westlaw International
    Practice Areas > Native American Law. Also try the World Journals tab for journal articles.
  • First Nations Periodical Index
    Index of journals aimed at students, educators and researchers interested in indigenous issues. Links through to full-text online issues where available. Native American content is included.

Internet resources

Latin America - South and Central

Asia

Europe

Pacific Islands

Databases

  • Linxplus
    An index of journal articles from New Zealand law journals. Some international coverage. Good source of information on Pacific law. Select Analytical Materials to limit search to articles.
  • Index New Zealand
    Indexes over 300 journals and magazines. Coverage includes some pan-tribal and iwi specific publications.
  • Newztext Plus
    Full text magazines and newspapers. Will provide commentary on events in the Pacific.
  • Newzindex
    Index of magazines, journals and newspapers. Will provide commentary on events in the Pacific.

Web resources

New Zealand Law Style Guide

All written work completed for the Faculty of Law must comply with the New Zealand Law Style Guide.

Support

  • Referencing
    Access a range of tools and support material to assist your referencing work.

Examples

  • Quick©ite
    Use this interactive tool to view examples of references.
    Covers a range of styles used at the University of Auckland including the NZLSG.

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