New Zealand and the international rule of law: Human Rights with reservations.

Blog No.146. New Zealand’s intelligence services and the Wilfreds as meat in the grinder. This blog is an unplanned for insertion into the series.  It has been inspired at short notice by the, from this government, unexpected contents and tone of a  letter (see footnote below) from the Associate Minister of Immigration. New Zealand poses […]

NZ and the international rule of law: The Media: Part II.

   Blog No.145. Introduction. Currently, NZ society and all other societies are sailing full speed ahead into a cliff-face. An abrupt change of course is urgently needed. As the ship changes course a new horizon will come into view – but in the meantime, we are enjoying the cruise and we haven’t hit the rocks […]

NZ and the International rule of Law: The Media: Part 1.

Blog no. 144. Warning/apology. I must warn my readers that in whichever of  the next few issues are entitled like this one, ‘NZ and the International rule of Law’, the Khakispecs blog will vary from the norm. I had considered taking  a break and writing a Utopian  novel about one of the possible futures that […]

Democracy and the rule of International Law: Part IV.

  Blog No 143. Of my previous ten blogs, at least seven have addressed this pressing problem of global governance. To help focus your mind on the seriousness of the situation, it is worth reading the hyperlink below. It becomes immediately apparent that, given the trajectory humanity is now on, the Paris Accord, as it […]

Democracy and the rule of international law. Part III.

Democracy and the rule of international law Part III. Blog No. 142. Stephen Hoadley is associate professor of Politics and international Relations at the University of Auckland and a frequent writer on US/NZ relations. In the November/December edition of the NZ International Review, he published an article based on an address he had given […]

Democracy and the rule of international law. Part II.

Blog No. 141. I’ve had to be away from my desk for too long and have not been able to devote as much time as required to blogs in hand. My next blog will be posted on 6th January and will be looking at the NZ relationship with its ‘natural ally,’ the USA. It in […]

Democracy and the rule of international law. Part I.

World Peace through Law. (WPTL) Blog No. 139  A central and recurring theme of this blog-site has been the question of global governance. In particular, the argument has tended always to lead back to the requirement for some sort of central, international legislative body (Blogs No. 131 on Naomi Klein’s ‘LEAP’ programme and No.132 on […]

Putin’s grasp of international affairs.

Putin’s grasp of international affairs. Blog No. 138. With a new government being formed in NZ we have had to reconsider  how we should approach the NZ government and bureaucracy in regard to the continued persecution and abuse of my friends and business partners, Harmon & Carolyn Wilfred. At the same time, I have been […]

The Rule of National Law – without which, International Law has little chance.

    Blog No. 137. For this fortnight’s blog I had been planning to write at greater length on James Ranney’s book “World Peace through Law.” Though it is a slender book, the food for thought between its covers is rich and calls for a longer period of digestion than I had initially anticipated. The basic […]