LAWS121 Tutorial 2

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What did the English Laws Act 1858 do?
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What were the acts in law reform that showed NZ as a unique nation?- Homosexual Law Reform Act 1986 - Arms Control Act 1987What is case law?"case law" is a near-exact synonym for "common law". eg Case law is a set of past rulings by tribunals that meet their respective jurisdictions' rules to be cited as precedent. In common law countries the term is used for judicial decisions of selected appellate courts, courts of first instance, agency tribunals, and other bodies discharging adjudicatory functions.What are some case laws that played a role in NZ developing a unique and independent legal system since 1840?- R v Maketu 1842 - R v Symonds 1847 - Wi Parata 1877 - Nireaha Tamaki v Baker - Wallis v solicitor general - Corbett v Social Security Commission 1962 - Fitzgerald v Muldoon 1976 - NZMC v AG (Attorney general) 1987 = one that established the treaties principles (there were 5) - AG v Ngati Apa 2003 = didnt give them customary rights but gave ability to test for them