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New Zealand needs to prove human rights leadership in Iraq

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 4:51 pm | Amnesty International

The New Zealand government must ensure that any engagement plan in Iraq has the protection of civilians at its cornerstone, said Amnesty International. More >>

Plight of Al Jazeera journalists must not be overlooked

Monday, 2 February 2015, 4:23 pm | Amnesty International

As Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste walks free from Egypt's Tora Prison, the continuing plight of his colleagues Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy must not be forgotten, said Amnesty International. More >>

Indonesia: Paniai shootings, bring perpetrators to justice

Sunday, 11 January 2015, 10:03 pm | Amnesty International

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT Index: ASA 21/001/2015 9 January 2015 Indonesia: Paniai shootings -- make investigation findings public and bring perpetrators to justice More >>

Pakistan: Taliban school attack shows civilian vulnerability

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 12:52 pm | Amnesty International

The Taliban attack on a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar shows a merciless disregard for human life and highlights the urgent need for protection of civilians in the area, Amnesty International said. More >>

Amnesty International letter writing day against torture

Monday, 8 December 2014, 1:27 pm | Amnesty International

The Christchurch branch of Amnesty International will be holding its annual Write for Rights letter writing day on Saturday 13th December from 10am 1pm at The Institution Bar. More >>

Experts call for further scrutiny of Foreign Fighters Bill

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 11:44 am | Amnesty International

A broad coalition of New Zealand’s leading academics and human rights, legal and migrant organisations today called on the Government to delay the passage of its proposed anti-terror laws to allow more comprehensive scrutiny of the legislation. More >>

Government must allow further scrutiny of bill

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 5:19 pm | Amnesty International

As the New Zealand government seeks to rush new through new anti-terror legislation, Amnesty International is raising grave concerns over the speed at which the Bill is being rushed through Parliament and is calling for an extension to the consultation ... More >>

Amnesty International campaigns for end to domestic violence

Monday, 24 November 2014, 9:23 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International will be making a donation of over $500 to Aviva (formerly known as Women’s Refuge Christchurch) at the conclusion of Tuesday’s inner city march against domestic violence. More >>

NZ must not turn a blind eye to China’s human rights record

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 11:39 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International is calling on New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key to raise China’s shameful human rights record during President Xi Jinping’s visit to New Zealand this week. More >>

Use UN Security Council role to overcome inaction and injustice

Friday, 17 October 2014, 11:26 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International welcomes New Zealand winning a seat on the UN Security Council and is calling on New Zealand to use the role to ensure the body lives up to its role of safeguarding global peace and security. More >>

Chad: President Must Scrap Homophobic Bill

Friday, 10 October 2014, 2:58 pm | Amnesty International

The President of Chad, Idriss Deby, has been directly warned that if a homophobic bill currently before parliament is passed, he will be showing a blatant disregard for the country’s human rights obligations. In an open letter published today, ... More >>

China: Release supporters of Hong Kong protests

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 1:47 pm | Amnesty International

The Chinese authorities must immediately and unconditionally release all those detained for peacefully showing support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, said Amnesty International. More >>

China’s booming torture trade revealed

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 12:45 pm | Amnesty International

The flourishing trade, manufacture and export of tools of torture by Chinese companies is fuelling human rights violations across Africa and Asia, new research by Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation reveals. More >>

Papuan Human Rights Lawyer Attacked

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:02 pm | Amnesty International

Papuan human rights lawyer Anum Siregar was attacked by an unknown person in Wamena, Papua province. She is currently defending a tribal leader who is a prisoner of conscience accused of supporting separatist activities. There are concerns for her safety. More >>

Thailand: No let-up in spiral of repression

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 12:46 pm | Amnesty International

Hundreds of arbitrary detentions, reports of torture and other ill-treatment, sweeping restrictions on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and unfair trials in military courts are creating a climate of fear in Thailand, and there are no signs ... More >>

Leading politicians to debate NZ’s role in the world

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 2:03 pm | Amnesty International

Have you ever wondered where New Zealand stands when it comes to issues beyond our borders? Join Amnesty International's North Shore Group on Monday 1 September for a lively cross party debate and the chance to find out the answer to this question ... More >>

IRAQ: Humanitarians failing those fleeing ethnic cleansing

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 12:49 pm | Amnesty International

The international community must urgently mount a concerted humanitarian response to assist hundreds of thousands of people across northern Iraq fleeing ethnic cleansing by the forces of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS or IS), said Amnesty ... More >>

Prisoners of Conscience Being Tortured

Sunday, 10 August 2014, 10:21 am | Amnesty International

On 8 August two Papuan students, including a child, were arbitrarily detained for their peaceful political activism in Indonesia’s West Papua province. They are believed to have been tortured or otherwise ill-treated by police. More >>

Fiji: Bainimarama must end climate of fear

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 11:35 am | Amnesty International

Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama’s eight years in power have seen ongoing serious human rights violations fuel a climate of fear that must be brought to an end, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published ahead of the leader’s ... More >>

Nigeria: Gruesome Footage Implicates Military in War Crimes

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 3:50 pm | Amnesty International

Nearly four months after more than 240 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria, gruesome video footage, images and testimonies gathered by Amnesty International provide fresh evidence of war crimes, including extrajudicial executions, and other ... More >>



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