The Treaty of Waitangi - Te Tiriti o Waitangi

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Treaty Code:

B1840/04

Treaty Type:

Bilateral/Plurilateral

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Responsible Department:

Administering Department:

Treaty Status:

In Force

Treaty Summary:

Applied to New Zealand which subsequently became bound as a successor State.

Known as the Treaty of Waitangi and acknowledged as a founding document of New Zealand. As to legal contexts in which it is or has been relevant, a variety of sources can be consulted, including the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 and the reports and recommendations of the Waitangi Tribunal constituted thereunder; a number of new Zealand statutes in which the principles of the Treaty are referred to; and appropriate judgements of the High Court (previously Supreme Court) and Court of Appeal of New Zealand. Of particular relevance is New Zealand Maori Council v Attorney-General: (1897) I New Zealand Law Reports 641-719.

The Treaty as signed, however, bore no title. As indicated above, it is known in New Zealand as the Treaty of Waitangi.

NZ Adherence Status:

In Force

Adherence Type:

Definitively signed

Signature Date:

06/02/1840

Adherence Date:

06/02/1840

Expired:

No

Date Concluded:

06/02/1840

Place Concluded:

Waitangi

Entry Into Force Date:

06/02/1840

NZ Entry Into Force Date:

06/02/1840

Termination Date:

Withdrawal Date:

Withdrawal Notification Date:

NZ Objections:

No

NZ Reservations:

No

NZ Declarations:

No

NZ Territorial Applications:

None

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Associated Treaties:

Other References:

29 BSP, 1111;
6 HCT, 579;
89 CTS, 473;
TREATY OF WAITANGI ACT 1975 (NZ), FIRST SCHEDULE;
WAIKATO RAUPATU CLAIMS SETTLEMENT ACT 1995 (NZ), FIRST SCHEDULE.

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Parties:

United Kingdom

Adherence Type:

Definitively signed

Adherence Date:

06/02/1840

Signature Date:

06/02/1840

Entry Into Force:

06/02/1840

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