Margaret Bedggood

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Margaret Bedggood "is a Professor of Law at the University of Waikato, where she was Dean of the Law School from 1994 to 1999. For five years (1989 - 1994) she was the Chief Commissioner of the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, during the passage of the Human Rights Act 1993. She has been a member of Amnesty International since 1968, was previously Chair of the New Zealand section and is now a member of its governing body the nine person International Executive Committee.

"She has taught law and classics in a variety of institutions and jurisdictions and has published in tort, employment law and human rights. Margaret is an assistant director of the Te Matahauariki research institute working on a project entitled Laws and Institutions for Aotearoa/New Zealand.

"She is a member of the Film and Literature Review Board and of the Refugee Council, and has a long-standing interest in social justice issues within the Anglican Church, as a member of the Third Order of the Society of Saint Francis." [1]

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  1. Margaret Bedggood, Human Rights Foundation, accessed December 18, 2007.