reflections from the High Court review of decisions about Māori Covid-19 vaccination data
Wednesday 11 May, 12-1pm
This session will reflect on the judicial review decisions involving the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency and Ministry of Health, specifically, the role of tikanga Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi in the decisions.
At the heart of these proceedings were government decisions about the use of Māori data in responding to the pandemic and mitigating the serious public health risk and specific risk to Māori. This raised important questions about the role of tikanga Māori in the Ministry’s decision-making process with tikanga evidence before the Court, from Dr Carwyn Jones and Lady Tureiti Haroumi Moxon.
The session will take the shape of a panel discussion. Te Mana Mātāpono Matatapu/Office of the Privacy Commissioner is honoured to have Dr Carwyn Jones Pūkenga Matua - Ahunga Tikanga (Māori Laws and Philosophy), Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Dr Jones also provided expert evidence on tikanga Māori for the High Court be part of the panel. That panel will also include Joanna Hayward, General Counsel for Te Mana Mātāpono Matatapu and will be facilitated by PJ Devonshire, Pou Ārahi, Te Mana Mātāpono Matatapu.