Course Image The Treaty of Waitangi 1840 |  Te Tiriti o Waitangi 1840

The Treaty of Waitangi 1840 | Te Tiriti o Waitangi 1840

Explore the human rights dimension of Treaty of Waitangi 1840, the first of the three human rights pillars in New Zealand: 

New Zealand has made a commitment to comply with international human rights standards and has strengthened this commitment by developing mechanisms that set out human rights standards in law. 

The Treaty of Waitangi is New Zealand's founding human rights document. This module introduces you to the Treaty of Waitangi and illustrates how the Treaty links with important human rights concepts and legislation.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate a beginning knowledge of the human rights dimensions of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Understand the importance of the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • Can apply Treaty of Waitangi concepts in your own life


Time: 80 mins
Sound and Video: Both 
Completion: Finish all exercises and review all content. Limited attempts. Feedback is provided.
Recommended prior learning: Rights and Responsibilities  
Recommended post learning: The Bill of Rights Act 1990