Carwyn Jones

Ngāti Kahungunu

Carwyn Jones is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Victoria University of Wellington. He holds a BA (History) and LLB from Victoria University, Wellington), a MA (Interdisciplinary Studies) from York University, Toronto and a PhD (Law and Society) from the University of Victoria, British Columbia. His primary research interests relate to the Treaty of Waitangi and indigenous legal traditions. Carwyn has previously worked in a number of different roles at the Waitangi Tribunal, Māori Land Court, and the Office of Treaty Settlements. He is the author of New Treaty, New Tradition – Reconciling New Zealand and Maori Law (UBC Press and VUP, 2016) which has won a number of awards including the Non-Fiction Politics category at the 2017 Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Award, the 2017 Law and Society of Australia and New Zealand Book Prize and the 2017 Law and Society of Australia and New Zealand Early Career Publication Prize. Carwyn is also the Co-Editor of the Māori Law Review and an Associate Director of the New Zealand Centre for Public Law.

Biographical sources

  • Information provided by Carwyn Jones, March 2018.


  • Jones, C. "Bringing it all Back Home." Indigenous Law Bulletin, 6:14 (2005)
  • Jones, C. "Papatuanuku and the University." Indigenous Law Bulletin, 6:14 (2005)
  • Jones, C. "Maui and Kahu's Excellent Adventure: Research Methodologies - a Māori story." Indigenous Law Bulletin, 6:12 (2005)
  • Jones, C. and Tai Black, “E Toru Nga Tauira Mo Te Hononga Ki Te Māori Ki Te Pakeha Mo Te Umanga Taha Ture.” [Three Paths to Interaction Between Māori and Pakeha Legal Systems] Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, 39 (2009): 487.
  • Jones, C. “Indigenous Law, Indigenous Legal Issues, and Indigenous Perspectives in the New Zealand LLB Curriculum.” Legal Education Review, 19 (2009): 257.
  • Jones, C. “The Scope and Significance of Māori Legal History.” Te Pouhere Korero, 2 (2009): 45
  • Jones, C. “Māori Dispute Resolution: Traditional Conceptual Regulators and Contemporary Indigenous Processes.” Mediating Across Difference: Indigenous, Oceanic and Asian Approaches to Conflict Resolution. In Morgan Brigg and Roland Bleiker (eds.) Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2010.
  • Jones, C. “Tino Rangatiratanga and sustainable development: Principles for developing a just and effective system of environmental law in Aotearoa.” Te Tai Haruru – Journal of Māori Legal Writing, 3 (2010): 59
  • Jones, C. "Takamore v Clarke." Māori Law Review, November (2011): 1-12.
  • Jones, C. “High Court rejects Māori Council water rights case.” Māori Law Review, December (2012): 4-6.
  • Jones, C. "Treaty settlement legislation before the House of Representatives in 2012." Māori Law Review, December (2012): 8-21.
  • Jones, C. "Dispute about trust beneficiaries - Easthope v Pirika - Te Ngae Farm Trust." Māori Law Review, November (2012):4-6.
  • Jones, C. "Legislation to restore character, mana, and reputation." Māori Law Review, November (2012): 1-3.
  • Jones, C. and Te Rangimarie Williams "Te Urewera, Part III: From self-governing native reserve to national park." Māori Law Review, November (2012):12-22.
  • Jones, C. "Te Taou application for an urgent inquiry into settlements declined." Māori Law Review, October (2012):17-18.
  • Jones, C. "Treaty of Waitangi Settlement Legislation: Extended Sitting Hours and Cognate Bills." Māori Law Review, September (2012): 18-20.
  • Jones, C. "Immunity from Seizure for Cultural Objects on Loan - Discussion Paper." Māori Law Review, August (2012): 19-20.
  • Jones, C. "Immigration decisions and the Waitangi Tribunal: spouses as taonga." Māori Law Review, May 2012:11-14.
  • Jones, C. "Ko Aotearoa Tenei (A Report into Claims Concerning New Zealand Law and Policy Affecting Māori Culture and Identity." Māori Law Review, February (2012):1-20.
  • Jones, C. “Whakaeke i ngā Ngaru – Riding the Waves: Māori Legal Traditions in New Zealand Public Life.” Between Indigenous and Settler Governance. Eds. Lisa Ford and Tim Rowse. New York: Routledge, 2013.
  • Jones, C. “Tāwhaki and te Tiriti: A principled approach to the constitutional future of the Treaty of Waitangi." New Zealand Universities Law Review, 25 (2013): 703-717.
  • Jones, C. “Treaty settlement legislation before the House of Representatives in 2013." Māori Law Review, December 92013): 8-27.
  • Jones, C. “Waitangi Tribunal declines urgent inquiry into radio spectrum auction.” Māori Law Review, October (2013): 15-19.
  • Jones, C. “Application by surviving spouse to succeed to life interest dismissed – Tahuparae.” Māori Law Review, August (2013): 22-24.
  • Jones, C. “Procedure in the Waitangi Tribunal after Haronga.” Māori Law Review, June (2013):20-28.
  • Jones, C. “Reference to extrinsic material to resolve ambiguity in definition of beneficiaries of whenua topu trust – Piraka v Eru.” Māori Law Review . May (2013)":20-23.
  • Jones, C. “A Māori Constitutional Tradition.” New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law 12:1 (2014), 187-204.
  • Jones, C. “Treaty settlement legislation before the House of Representatives in 2014." Māori Law Review, December (2014)
  • Jones C. “Remedies Recommendations - the Mangatu Remedies Report.” Māori Law Review, April (2014):1-9
  • Jones C. “'The Interim Report on the MV Rena and Motiti Island Claims.” Māori Law Review, August (2014):14-20.
  • Jones C. “Tuhoe-Crown settlement - Tuhoe Claims Settlement Act 2014: Te Urewera report of the Waitangi Tribunal.” Māori Law Review, October (2014):13-15.
  • Jones, C. and Stevie-Rae Hart. “Treaty settlement legislation before the House of Representatives in 2015.” Māori Law Review, December (2015):1-24.
  • Jones, C. “Protecting hapū rangatiratanga – Ngāpuhi Mandate Inquiry Report.” Māori Law Review, November (2015):13-20.
  • Jones, C. “Trusts – termination of trust and vesting assets in another trust – Trustees of Te Ngae Farm.” Māori Law Review, May (2015): 27-32.
  • Jones, C. New Treaty, New Tradition: Reconciling New Zealand and Māori Law. Vancouver: UBC Press and Wellington: VUP, 2016.
  • Jones, C. “Recognising Māori legal traditions in reconciliation: issues of theory and research methodology.” Reconciliation, Representation and Indigeneity: ‘Biculturalism’ in Aotearoa New Zealand. Eds. Peter Adds, Brigitte Bonisch-Brednich, Richard Hill, and Graeme Whimp. Heidelberg: Universitatsverlag Winter, 2016.
  • Jones, C. “From Whitehall to Waikato: Kingitanga and the Interaction of Indigenous and Settler Constitutionalism.” After the Treaty. Eds. Richard Hill and Brad Patterson. Wellington: Steele Roberts, 2016.
  • Jones, C. and Eru Kapa-Kingi. “Treaty settlement legislation before the House of Representatives in 2016.” Māori Law Review, December (2016)
  • Jones, C. “Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement – Treaty of Waitangi clause provides protection.” Māori Law Review, May (2016):16-22
  • Jones, C. and Craig Linkhorn. “‘All the Rights and Privileges of British Subjects’ Māori and Citizenship in Aotearoa New Zealand.” in Jatinder Mann (ed.) Citizenship in a Transnational Perspective. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017.
  • Jones, C. “'This is Nana Nin Talking on Behalf of My Mokopuna and Yours’: A Maori Vision of Constitutional Reform.” Te Tai Haruru – Journal of Māori Legal Writing, 2017.


  • Jones, C. "Settlement Negotiations Measured against the Treaty of Waitangi: The Port Nicholson Block Urgency Report." Māori Law Review, August (2012):11-17.