Andrew Butler is a partner at Russell McVeagh, Wellington. He is a constitutional lawyer and human rights expert. Together with Sir Geoffrey Palmer, he has published a book proposing a draft written constitution for New Zealand, A Constitution for Aotearoa New Zealand.
At the start of the week the National Party took aim at gangs, prompting a debate around human rights. It all underlines how New Zealand would benefit from a written constitution, argues constitutional lawyer Andrew Butler