Dr Andrew Erueti

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Associate Professor


Andrew (Anaru) Erueti

Andrew is from Nga Ruahinerangi and Ngati Ruanui (Taranaki) and Ati Hau Nui A Paparangi (Wanganui).

Andrew’s primary area of research is indigenous customary law and legal pluralism, the human rights of children in institutional care, and indigenous peoples’ human rights. In 2019, he will teach the Executive section of the Public Law course and assist with the human rights clinic.

He is editor of the book, 'International Indigenous Rights in Aotearoa NZ' (Victoria University Press, 2017) and his book 'International Indigenous Rights: A Pluralist Approach to Implementation' will be published by Oxford University Press in 2019. His current writing projects include: the human rights of children in care; interpreting the Treaty of Waitangi; and the drafting of human rights codes that recognise indigenous law.   

Andrew has typically combined his academic work with advocacy for the rights of Indigenous peoples at the domestic and international levels. From 2007 - 2013 he was Amnesty International's adviser on Indigenous rights in its head office London and then the UN-office in Geneva. He has advised Maori and indigenous peoples on claims to the Waitangi tribunal and human rights treaty bodies, including the UN CERD Committee and UN Human Rights Committee. From 2018 – 2023 he is a commissioner on the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions.

Research | Current

International indigenous rights

Human Rights

Teaching | Current

Public Law

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Erueti, A. (2017). The politics of international indigenous rights. University of Toronto Law Journal, 67 (4), 569-595. 10.3138/utlj.67.5
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/40522
  • Erueti, A. (2016). Te Matapunenga: A compendium of references to the concepts and institutions of Maori customary law [Book review]. The Journal of the Polynesian Society, 125 (1), 65-67. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29763
  • Erueti, A. (2015). New Zealand’s international human rights obligations to iwi affected by extractive industry. Resource Management Journal, 27-31. Related URL.
  • Erueti, A. (2015). Reparation pour les peuples autochtones: Canada, Nouvelle Zealane et Australie. In I. Bellier (Ed.) Terres, Territoires, Ressources: Politiques, pratiques et droits des peoples autochtones (pp. 157-172). Paris: L'Harmattan.
  • Erueti, A., & Pietras, J. (2013). Extractive industry, human rights and indigenous rights in New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone. New Zealand Yearbook of International Law, 11, 37-71.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39396
  • Erueti, A. (2011). The International Labour Organization and the Internationalisation of the Concept of Indigenous Peoples. In S. Allen, A. Xanthaki (Eds.) Reflections on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (pp. 93-120). Oxford: Hart Publishing.
  • Erueti, A. (2007). Pt. 4: International perspective - The recognition of indigenous peoples' rights to traditional lands: the evaluation of states by international treaty bodies. In C. Charters, A. Erueti (Eds.) Māori property rights and the foreshore and seabed : the last frontier. Wellington, N.Z.: Victoria University Press.
  • Charters, C., & Erueti, A. (Eds.) (2007). Māori property rights and the foreshore and seabed : the last frontier. Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press. Pages: 224. Related URL.

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1-11 SHORT STREET - Bldg 810
Level 5, Room 543
New Zealand