Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has hinted at further involvement of Kiwi troops in Iraq... whether that's another time extension, or an expansion of the mission... it's not clear yet.
The question is what contribution should we be making in the area? And what are our obligations to the international community?
Dr Chris Mahony is a research fellow at the Centre for International Law Research and POlicy.
UNDP Rule of Law, Justice, Security and Human Rights Advisor Dr Chris Mahony spoke to Duncan Garner.
Watch the video for the full interview.