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Publications of Judge Kenneth James Keith

“The International Court of Justice - primus inter pares?” (2008) 5 International Organizations Law Review 1  (also in Commemorating the Centenary of the 1907 Second Hague Peace Conference (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands, 2008) 50)
“The ICJ - Some Reflections on my First Year”(2008) 5 NZJPIL 201
“Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration” in Cheryl Saunders and Tim McCormick (eds) Sir Ninian Stephen: A Tribute (Miegunyah Press, Carlton, 2007) 174
“Foreword” in Alfred M Boll Multiple Nationality and International Law (M Nijhoff, Leiden, 2007) xv
“The World Community and its Law” (2006) 22 NZULR 2
“Privacy and Constitutions” in Andrew T. Kenyon and Megan Richardson (eds) New Dimensions in Privacy Law (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2006) 229
“Administrative Law Development in New Zealand as Seen Through Immigration Law” in Grant Huscroft and Michael Taggart (eds) Inside and Outside Administrative Law: Essays in Honour of David Mullan (Toronto University Press, Toronto, 2006) 125
“The Commonwealth’s Contribution Human Rights Jurisprudence ¾ With Some reference to Freedom of Expression” (14th Commonwealth Law Conference, London, 14 September 2005)
“The Unity of the Common Law and the Ending of Appeals to the Privy Council” (2005) 54 ICLQ 197
“Protecting Human Rights in a Time of Terror: The Role of National and International Law” (2005) 13 Waikato LR 22; also published in V Crmic-Grotic and M Matulovic (eds) International Law and the Use of Force at the Turn of Centuries:  Essays in Honour of VD Degan (Rijeka, 2005)
“Seventy Years On” (2004) 29 New Zealand International Review 2
“Sovereignty at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Fundamental or Outmoded?” (2004) 63 CLJ 581 (Sir David Williams lecture)
“The New Zealand Bill of Rights Experience: Lessons for Australia” (2003) 9 AJHR 119
“Colin Campbell Aikman: Reflections” (2003) 34 VUWLR 630
“Public Law in New Zealand” (2003) 1 NZJPIL 3
“Commissions of Inquiry: Some Thoughts From New Zealand” in Allan Manson and David Mullan (eds) Commissions of Inquiry: Praise or Reappraise? (Irwin Law, Toronto, 2003) 153
“Law Made Elsewhere: Do We Need a New Way of Thinking?”” (New Zealand Law Society Conference, Christchurch, 5 October 2001)
“Sources of Law, Especially in Statutory Interpretation, With Suggestions About Distinctiveness” in Rick Bigwood (ed) Legal Method in New Zealand: Essays and Commentaries  (Butterworths, Wellington, 2001) 77
“Should Lawyers be Interested in International Relations and International Law?” (2001) 26 NZIR 13
“The Difficulties of ‘Internal Flight’ and ‘Internal Relocation’ as Frameworks of Analysis” (2001) 15 Geo ILJ 433
“The Significance of The Hague Peace Conference in the Asia-Pacific Region” in TLM McCormack and others (eds) A Century of War and Peace: Asian Perspectives on the Centenary of the 1899 Hague Peace Conference (Kluwer Law International, The Hague, 2001) 17
“Role of the Courts in New Zealand in Giving Effect to International Human Rights ¾ With Some History” (1999) 29 VUWLR 27
“Freedom of Information and International Law” in Jack Beatson and Yvonne Cripps (eds) Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Information: Essays in Honour of Sir David Williams (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2000) 349
“Rights and Responsibilities:  Protecting the Victims of Armed Conflict” (1999) 48 Duke LJ 1081 (Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture, Duke University, 1997)
“International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission: Its Potential” (1999) 5 AJHR 101
“Removing the Causes of War, Mitigating its Horrors and Settling International Disputes Peacefully” (1999) 30 VUWLR 485
“The Impact of International Law on New Zealand Law” (1998) 6 Waikato LR 1 (Harkness Henry Lecture)
“Why is Academic Freedom Important for New Zealand? in Rob Crozier (ed) Troubled Times: Academic Freedom in New Zealand (Dunmore Press, Wellington 1998) 27
“Governance, Sovereignty and Globalisation” (1998) 28 VUWLR 477; also published in (1997) 3 NZACL Yearbook 477;  and (1998) 4 Revue Juridique Polynésienne 477
“The International Law Commission’s Work and the Shaping of International Law” in Roy S Lee (ed) Making Better International Law: The International Law Commission at 50th” (United Nations, New York, 1998) 118
“Sovereignty: A Legal Perspective” in GA Wood and LS Leland Jr (eds) State and Sovereignty:  Is the State in Retreat? (University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 1997) 83
“Application of International Human Rights Law in New Zealand” (1997) 32 Tex Int’l LJ 401(also in Judicial Colloquium in Georgetown Guyana 1996 Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence Vol 6 (1998))
“A Bill of Rights: Does it Matter?  A Comment” (1997) 32 Tex Int’l LJ 393
“The Advisory Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice: Some Comparative Reflections” (1996) 17 Aust YBIL 39
“International Law and Treaty Obligations” in Peter Cozens (ed) New Zealand’s Maritime Environment and Security (Centre for Strategic Studies in New Zealand, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington 1996) 29
“The International Court of Justice and Nuclear Weapons”(1996) 21 NZIR 20
“International Business Law” (1996 New Zealand Law Conference, 9-13 April 1996)
“A New Zealand Perspective on Globalisation” in Philip Alston and Madelaine Chaim (eds) Treaty-Making and Australia: Globalisation Versus Sovereignty? (Federation Press in Association with the Centre for International and Public Law, Faculty of Law, Australian National University, Sydney, 1995) 282
“Protection of United Nations and Associated Personnel” in William Maley (ed) Shelter from the Storm: Developments in International Humanitarian Law (Australian Defence Studies Centre, Canberra, 1995) 87
“Policy and Law: Politicians and Judges (and Poets)” in BD Gray and RB McClintock (eds) Courts and Policy: Checking the Balance (Brookers, Wellington, 1995) 117
Presidential Commission of Inquiry Report on the Araly Point Explosion (Colombo, 1993)
“Lawyers and the Rule of Law: Lawyers in the Law Reform Process” (Conference Papers 10th Commonwealth Law Conference, Nicosia (Cyprus), 1993
“On the Constitution of New Zealand” (1992) 44 Political Science 28
“Philosophies of Law Reform” (1991) 7 Otago LR 363 (FW Guest Memorial Lecture)
“The Treaty of Waitangi in the Courts” (1990) 14 NZULR 37
“The Law and the Constitution in 1989” (Sir John Marshall Memorial Lecture,  Wellington, 3 May 1989)
“The Impact of American Ideas on New Zealand’s Educational Policy, Practice and Theory: The Case of Law” (1988) 18 VUWLR 327; also published in David Philips, Geoff Lealand and Geraldine McDonald (eds) The Impact of American Ideas on New Zealand’s Education Policies, Practice and Thinking (NZ-US Educational Foundation/New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington, 1989) 234
“Commercial Law Reform: Processes with a Purpose?” (Cook Memorial Lecture, New Zealand Bankers Association, 1988)
“Robert Quentin Quentin-Baxter 1922-1984” (1987) 17 VUWLR xv (Special Memorial Issue in Honour of Professor Q Quentin-Baxter)
“Open Government in New Zealand” (1987) 17 VUWLR 333
“Professor Smillie’s Alternative Bill of Rights: A Comment” (1986) 6 Otago LR 208
“The Present State of International Humanitarian Law” (1985) 9 Aust YBIL 13
“The Bill of Rights Reply to a Criticism” (1985) NZLJ 270
“The Courts and the Constitution” (1985) 15 VUWLR 29
“Constitutional Development ¾ An Introduction” (1985) 15 VUWLR 5
Department of Justice A Bill of Rights for New Zealand: A White Paper (Government Printer, Wellington, 1985)
“A Bill of Rights for New Zealand? Judicial Review versus Democracy” (1985) 11 NZULR 307
“The Nuclear Tests Cases After 10 Years” (1984) 14 VUWLR 345
“Succession to Treaties by Newly Independent States” in Jean G Zorn and Peter Bayne (eds) Foreign Investment International Law and National Development: Papers presented at the Seventh Waigani Seminar (Butterworths, Sydney, 1975)
“Race Relations and the Law in New Zealand” (1973) 6 Human Rights Journal 329
Introduction to and editor of Defence Perspectives: Papers Read at the 1972 Otago Foreign Policy School (Price Milburn for the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, Wellington, 1972)
International Implications of Race Relations in New Zealand (New Zealand Institute of International Affairs Pamphlet 22,1972)
The Extent of the Advisory Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (AW Sithoff, Leyden, 1971)
“Race Relations Bill” in WA McKean (ed) Essays on Race Relations and the Law in New Zealand (Sweet & Maxwell, Wellington, 1971) 57
“Treaties and Legislation” (1970) 19 ICLQ 127
“The Right to Protest” in Keith (ed) Essays on Human Rights (Sweet & Maxwell, Wellington, 1968) 49
“Asian Attitudes to International Law” (1967) Aust YBIL 1
“Succession to Bilateral Treaties by Seceding States” (1967) 61 AJIL 521
“The Rule of Law in the United Nations” (1967) 4 VUWLR 116
“International Law and New Zealand Municipal Law” in JF Northey (ed) The AG Davis Essays in Law (Butterworths, London, 1965) 130
“New Zealand Treaty Practice: the Executive and the Legislature” (1964) 1 NZULR 272
“State Succession to Treaties in the Commonwealth” (1964) 13 ICLQ 1441