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The State of the World’s Human Rights 2016/17

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 4:40 pm | Amnesty International

Today Amnesty International releases its yearly report, The State of the World’s Human Rights, which delivers a comprehensive analysis of human rights across 159 countries, including New Zealand. The global picture highlights politicians wielding ... More >>

Report 2016/17: The State of the World’s Human Rights

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 1:24 pm | Amnesty International

Today Amnesty International releases its yearly report, The State of the World’s Human Rights, whichdelivers a comprehensive analysis of human rights across 159 countries, including New Zealand. The global picture highlights politicians wielding a toxic, ... More >>

Resumption of Dakota Access Pipeline Violates Rights

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 2:25 pm | Amnesty International

Following an announcement that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted an easement to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to be completed, Eric Ferrero of Amnesty International USA made the following statement. More >>

Syria: mass hangings and extermination at Saydnaya Prison

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 2:17 pm | Amnesty International

A chilling new report by Amnesty International exposes the Syrian government’s calculated campaign of extrajudicial executions by mass hangings at Saydnaya Prison. Between 2011 and 2015, every week and often twice a week, groups of up to 50 people ... More >>

Philippines: The police’s murderous war on the poor

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 12:54 pm | Amnesty International

Acting on instructions from the very top of government, the Philippines police have killed and paid others to kill thousands of alleged drug offenders in a wave of extrajudicial executions that may amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said ... More >>

Missed opportunity to be on the right side of history

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 3:48 pm | Amnesty International

Today New Zealand Parliamentarians from the cross-party Human Rights Parliamentary Network introduced a motion during Question Time calling on the Australian Government to support refugees seeking protection. Unfortunately, members of the National Party ... More >>

Palm Oil: Global brands profiting from child & forced labour

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 2:07 pm | Amnesty International

The world’s most popular food and household companies are selling food, cosmetics and other everyday staples containing palm oil tainted by shocking human rights abuses in Indonesia, with children as young as eight working in hazardous conditions, said ... More >>

Australian Government’s lifetime ban proposal is callous

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 10:22 am | Amnesty International

The Australian Government continues to punish and discriminate against people seeking asylum for the way they travel to Australia, with its proposed lifetime ban on people entering the country if they arrive by boat. More >>

Snapchat, Skype among apps not protecting users’ privacy

Friday, 21 October 2016, 1:48 pm | Amnesty International

Facebook/WhatsApp, Apple top privacy ranking of messaging apps Only 3 of 11 tech firms examined provide end-to-end encryption by default on all their messaging apps. More >>

Kiwis want PM John Key to speak out on abuses in Australia

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 11:54 am | Amnesty International

Today Amnesty International has released new research conducted by UMR on the attitudes of New Zealanders towards the human rights abuses happening to people held by the Australian Government in offshore detention centres. The results show that Kiwis ... More >>

New Zealand not taking a fair share of refugees

Tuesday, 4 October 2016, 1:57 pm | Amnesty International

New Zealand and other wealthy countries have shown a complete lack of leadership and responsibility, leaving the world’s low and middle income countries to shoulder the vast majority of the world’s refugees, said Amnesty International in a comprehensive ... More >>

Closure of Manus Island detention only first step

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 12:21 pm | Amnesty International

Australia/PNG: Closure of Manus Island detention only first step to ending offshore nightmare for refugees More >>

New Zealand must speak out over offshore detention abuses

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 2:34 pm | Amnesty International

Following last week’s Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch reporting on the appalling abuse of refugees on Nauru and the leak featured today on The Guardian of Nauru files , the New Zealand government must respond to the evidence of horrific ... More >>

Appalling abuse, neglect of refugees on Nauru

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 9:41 am | Amnesty International

About 1,200 men, women, and children who sought refuge in Australia and were forcibly transferred to the remote Pacific island nation of Nauru suffer severe abuse, inhumane treatment, and neglect, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. ... More >>

Australia: Appalling abuse, neglect of refugees on Nauru

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 9:34 am | Amnesty International

(Sydney, 3 August, 2016)—About 1,200 men, women, and children who sought refuge in Australia and were forcibly transferred to the remote Pacific island nation of Nauru suffer severe abuse, inhumane treatment, and neglect, Human Rights Watch and ... More >>

Australia: Guantanamo-style abuse of child prisoners

Friday, 29 July 2016, 11:34 am | Amnesty International

Chilling footage showing detained Indigenous children being tear gassed and a child being hooded and strapped to a restraint chair in Australia’s Northern Territory must serve as a wakeup call for the government on the need to urgently change its ... More >>

Yemen: Peace talks must prioritize getting aid to civilians

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 11:41 am | Amnesty International

Restrictions on the delivery of vital humanitarian aid to civilians in Yemen are exacerbating the country’s humanitarian crisis and endangering lives, said Amnesty International calling on all parties to the conflict to allow full and unfettered ... More >>

End relentless repression against human rights lawyers

Friday, 8 July 2016, 2:32 pm | Amnesty International

Chinese authorities must end their ruthless assault against human rights lawyers and activists, Amnesty International said ahead of the first anniversary of the start of an unprecedented crackdown. More >>

Peter Fa'afiu appointed Chair of Amnesty International Board

Friday, 1 July 2016, 12:25 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International is pleased to welcome Peter Fa'afiu as the new Chair of Amnesty International New Zealand's Board. More >>

NZ must support vote to suspend Saudi Arabia from UN HRC

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:28 am | Amnesty International

Saudi Arabia has committed “gross and systematic violations of human rights” abroad and at home, and used its position on the UN Human Rights Council to effectively obstruct justice for possible war crimes, Amnesty International and Human Rights ... More >>

 

 

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