Sir Geoffrey W. R. Palmer, Q.C.

Sir Geoffrey Palmer

Biographical Information

Publications

Books

Sir Geoffrey Palmer. A Constitution for Aotearoa New Zealand. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2016.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer. Reform: A Memoir. Wellington: Victoria University Press 2013.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer. International Environmental Law and World Order: A Problem-Oriented Coursebook, with Jonathon C. Carlson and Burns H. Weston. St. Paul, MN: West, 2012.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, editor, Reflections on the New Zealand Law Commission: Papers From the Twentieth Anniversary Seminar. Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealand: LexisNexis, 2007.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer & Matthew Palmer, Bridled Power: New Zealand's Constitution and Government 4th. New York: Oxford University Press 2004.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer. Constitutional Conversations: Geoffrey Palmer Talks to Kim Hill on National Radio 1994 - 2001. Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press 2002.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer. Environment: The International Challenge: Essays. Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press 1995.
Mai Chen & Sir Geoffrey Palmer. Public Law in New Zealand: Cases, Materials, Commentary, and Questions. New York: Oxford University Press 1993.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer. New Zealand's Constitution in Crisis: Reforming Our Political System. Dunedin, New Zealand: John McIndoe 1992.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer. Environmental Politics: A Greenprint for New Zealand. Dunedin, New Zealand: John McIndoe 1990.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer. Compensation for Incapacity: A Study of Law and Social Change in New Zealand and Australia. Wellington, New Zealand: Oxford University Press 1979.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, editor. The Welfare State Today. Wellington, New Zealand: Fourth Estate Books 1977.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer. Tort in Transition: A New Zealand Collection of Cases and Materials on Tort in the Accident Compensation Era, with P. D. McKenzie and R. S. Clark Wellington, New Zealand: Fourth Estate Books 1976.

Book Chapters

Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "New Ways to Make International Environmental Law," reprinted in 2 The Law and Politics of International Organizations: Historical, Political and Normative Perspectives, edited by Kenneth W. Abbott. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015, at 665.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer. "Reform of UN Inquiries," in For the Sake of Present and Future Generations: Essays on International Law, Crime and Justice in Honor of Roger S. Clark, edited by Suzannah Linton, Gerry Simpson, and William A. Schabas. Boston, MA: Brill Nijhoff, 2015, at 597.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Judges and the Non-Judicial Function in New Zealand," in Judiciaries in Comparative Perspective, edited by H.P. Lee. New York: Cambridge University Press 2011, at 452.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Government and Advice: Reflections Upon the Wellington Policy-Making Culture," in Seeing the World Whole: Essays in Honour of Sir Kenneth Keith, edited by Claudia Geiringer and Dean R. Knight. Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press 2008, at 274.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "The Law of Defamation in New Zealand - Its Recent Evolution and Problems," in Law, Liberty, Legislation: Essays in Honour of John Burrows QC, edited by Jeremy Finn and Stephen Todd. New York: LexisNexis Group 2008, at 339.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Innovation in New Zealand Statute Law," in Reflections on the New Zealand Law Commission: Papers from the Twentieth Anniversary Seminar, edited by Geoffrey Palmer. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 2007, at 127.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Muldoon and the Constitution," in Muldoon Revisited, edited by Margaret Clark. Palmerston North, New Zealand: Dunmore Press, 2004, at 167.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "International Law and the Reform of the International Court of Justice," in Legal Visions of the 21st Century: Essays in Honour of Judge Christopher Weeramantry, edited by Antony Anghie and Garry Sturgess. Boston, MA: Kluwer Law International 1998, at 579.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Judicial Selection and Accountability: Can the New Zealand System Survive?," in Courts and Policy: Checking the Balance, edited by B.D. Gray and R.B. McClintock. Wellington, New Zealand: Brooker's Ltd. 1995, at 11.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Sustainability - New Zealand's Resource Management Legislation," in Growing Demands on a Shrinking Heritage: Managing Resource - Use Conflicts: Essays From the Fifth Institute Conference on Natural Resources Law, edited by Monique Ross and J. Owen Saunders. Calgary, Canada: Canadian Institute of Resources Law 1992, at 408.

Articles

Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Do the British understand their own Unwritten Constitution?" 2017 New Zealand Law Journal 27, 2 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, “The Paris Climate Change Agreement and the Law,” 2016 New Zealand Law Journal 152, 5 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "The Resource Legislation Amendment Bill, the Productivity Commission Report and the Future of Planning for the Environment in New Zealand," 12 Policy Quarterly 71 (2016), 6 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, “Ruminations on the Problems with the Resource Management Act 1991,” 2016 New Zealand Law Journal 46, 5 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "What the Bill of Rights Act aimed to Do, Why it did not Succeed and How it can be Repaired," 14 New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law 169 (2016).
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "The Judiciary as an Institution," 46 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 257 (2015), 10 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "The Law Reform Enterprise: Evaluating the Past and Charting the Future," 131 Law Quarterly Review 402 (2015).
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Tribute to a Law Teacher with a Heart and a Social Conscience," 46 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 581 (2015), 3 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "The Strong New Zealand Democratic Tradition and the Great Public Meeting of 1850 in Nelson," 12 New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law 205 (2014), 22 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Law-Making in New Zealand: Is There a Better Way?," 22 Waikato Law Review 1 (2014), 40 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "The Resource Management Act - How We Got It and What Changes Are Being Made to It," 10 Resource Management Theory & Practice 22 (2014).
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "The Bill of Rights After Twenty-One Years: The New Zealand Constitutional Caravan Moves On?" 11 New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law 257 (2013), 30 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Constitutional Reflections on Fifty Years of the Ombudsmen in New Zealand," 25 New Zealand Universities Law Review 780 (2013), 21 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Perspectives on International Dispute Settlement from a Participant," 43 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 39 (2012), 32 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Political Speech and Sedition," 11-12 Yearbook of New Zealand Jurisprudence 36 (2008 - 2009).
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Accident Compensation in New Zealand: Looking Back and Looking Forward," 2008 New Zealand Law Review 81 (2008).
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "The Treaty of Waitangi - Where to from Here," 11 Otago Law Review 381 (2005 - 2008).
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Improving the Quality of Legislation - The Legislation Advisory Committee, the Legislation Design Committee and What Lies Beyond," 15 Waikato Law Review 12 (2007).
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "The Law Reform Enterprise in New Zealand," 32 Commonwealth Law Bulletin 373 (2006), 8 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "The Cabinet, the Prime Minister and the Constitution," 4 New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law 1 (2006), 31 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "The New Zealand Constitution and the Power of Courts," 15 Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems 551 (2005 - 2006), 24 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "The Future of Community Responsibility," 35 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 905 (2004), 9 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Farewell to Dean N. William Hines," 89 Iowa Law Review 1471 (2003 - 2004), 4 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "'The Nineteen-seventies': Summary for Presentation to the Accident Compensation Symposium," 34 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 239 (2003), 9 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "The Hazards of Making Constitutions: Some Reflections on Comparative Constitutional Law," 33 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 207 (2002), 29 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "The Evolution of a Legal System," 31 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 175 (2000), 12 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "The Provision of Legal Services to Government," 31 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 65 (2000), 12 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Deficiencies in New Zealand Delegated Legislation," 30 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 1 (1999), 48 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Human Rights and the New Zealand Government's Treaty Obligations," 29 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 57 (1999), 17 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "The Design of Compensation Systems: Tort Principles Rule, O.K.?," 29 Valparaiso University Law Review 1115 (1995), 46 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Where to From Here?," 25 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 241 (1995), 4 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "New Zealand's Accident Compensation Scheme: Twenty Years On," 44 University of Toronto Law Journal 223 (1994), 52 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "The New Zealand Experience," 15 University of Hawaii Law Review 604 (1993), 13 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Earth Summit: What Went Wrong at Rio," 70 Washington University Law Quarterly 1005 (1992), 24 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "New Ways to Make International Environmental Law," 86 American Journal of International Law 259 (1992), 28 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "The Implications of Climate Change for International Law Institutions," 2 Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems 205 (1992), 54 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "The New Public Law: Its Province and Function," 22 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 1 (1992), 22 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "An Introduction to the Symposium," 2 Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems [vii] (1992), 3 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "An International Regime for Environmental Protection," 42 Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law 5 (1992), 16 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Living History Interview with The Right Honourable Professor Geoffrey Palmer K.C.M.G., A.C. (former Prime Minister of New Zealand)," 1 Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems 241 (1991), 18 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Another Way of Skinning the Rabbit," 48 Washington & Lee Law Review 447 (1991), 6 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "The Treaty of Waitangi - Principles for Crown Action," 19 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 335 (1989), 12 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Settlement of International Disputes: The 'Rainbow Warrior' Affair," 15 Commonwealth Law Bulletin Bulletin 585 (1989), 13 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "New Zealand's No-fault Compensation Scheme: 12 Years On," 13 Commonwealth Law Bulletin 683 (1987), 9 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "New Zealand Office of the Attorney-General," 13 Commonwealth Law Bulletin 248 (1987), 4 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "The Growing Irrelevance of the Civil Courts," 5 Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice 327 (1985), 25 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Defamation and Privacy Down Under," 64 Iowa Law Review 1209 (1978 - 1979), 34 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Social Engineering in New Zealand and the United States: A Comparison of Approaches to Tort Reform," 4 William Mitchell Law Review 315 (1978), 18 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Accident Compensation in New Zealand: The First Two Years," 25 American Journal of Comparative Law 1 (1977), 45 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Compensation for Personal Injury: A Requiem for the Common Law in New Zealand," 21 American Journal of Comparative Law 1 (1973), 44 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer & Edward J. Lemons, "Toward the Disappearance of Tort Law - New Zealand's New Compensation Plan," 1972 University of Illinois Law Forum 693 (1972), 50 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "The Iowa Spring Gun Case: A Study in American Gothic," 56 Iowa Law Review 1219 (1971), 32 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Adam Clayton Powell and John Wilkes: An Analogue from England for the Men in the Marble Palace," 56 Iowa Law Review 725 (1970 - 1971), 48 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Abolishing the Personal Injury Tort System: The New Zealand Experience," 9 Alberta Law Review 169 (1971), 46 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "New Zealand's Overseas Trade," 3 Journal of World Trade Law 272 (1969).

Book Reviews

Sir Geoffrey Palmer, “The Supreme Court of New Zealand after 10 Years,” 2016 New Zealand Law Journal 86, 5 pages.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, "Inspired Tinkering versus Holistic Social Engineering: Jeffrey O'Connell and the American Tort System," 25 Drake Law Review 893 (1975), 7 pages.