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Terrorism Suppression Bill rushed through select committee

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 2:31 pm | Amnesty International

The Government posted last night that there would only be five days for civil society to submit on the Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill, bringing the deadline for submissions forward to November 10 . More >>

Firearms reforms must protect fundamental human rights

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 7:04 pm | Amnesty International

Firearms reforms must protect fundamental human rights Amnesty International has submitted on the human rights implications of the Arms Legislation Bill. Advocacy and Policy Manager Annaliese Johnston says the Bill touches on a number of human ... More >>

Amnesty International urges caution on Terrorism Bill

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 2:30 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International continues to urge caution on Terrorism Suppression Bill to ensure human rights are protected More >>

New abortion law marks significant and needed progress in NZ

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 4:52 pm | Amnesty International

New abortion law marks significant and needed progress for reproductive rights in New Zealand Amnesty International has today made its submission to the Abortion Legislation Committee in Wellington. The rights at stake in the legislation include the rights ... More >>

Amnesty Int calls on Gov not to rush Terrorism Bill

Friday, 18 October 2019, 3:01 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International is concerned that Justice Minister Andrew Little's Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill could have the potential to undermine human rights in New Zealand. The Bill would give the New Zealand Police the ability to apply to ... More >>

Amnesty commends Gov’ for removal of discrimination

Friday, 4 October 2019, 1:32 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand is applauding the Government’s announcement of the removal of the family-link policy today. It’s also pledged $6.6 million over four years to go towards the Welcoming Communities programme. More >>

NZ youth lead inspirational and passionate call for action

Saturday, 28 September 2019, 1:15 pm | Amnesty International

New Zealand youth have led masses of people in rallies across the country today calling for action on climate change. More >>

Youth Climate Groups Receivie Ambassador of Conscience award

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 8:43 am | Amnesty International

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL has awarded three New Zealand climate youth groups with its Ambassador of Conscience award, its highest recognition for human rights work, previously given to the likes of Nelson Mandela, Ai Weiwei and Malala Yousafzai. More >>

Amnesty International’s top honour goes to NZ youth groups

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 10:07 am | Amnesty International

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL is awarding three New Zealand climate youth groups with its Ambassador of Conscience award, its highest recognition for human rights work, previously given to the likes of Nelson Mandela, Ai Weiwei and Malala Yousafzai. More >>

Amnesty International: Students Have a Right to Strike

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 2:24 pm | Amnesty International

An open letter from Amnesty International Secretary General Kumi Naidoo is being sent to school principals around New Zealand asking that students be supported in their right to freedom of expression and assembly. More >>

Law that breaches children’s human rights must change

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 3:15 pm | Amnesty International

The Minister for Children, Hon. Tracey Martin says there’s no immediate plan to change legislation that’s breaching New Zealand’s human rights standards under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. More >>

New Zealander appointed to Amnesty International Board

Monday, 12 August 2019, 5:36 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International (AI) members from around the world have elected new Directors to their International Board at the AI Annual Global Assembly this month. More >>

Amnesty Travel Warning for US Due to Rampant Gun violence

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 1:58 pm | Amnesty International

“ Travelers to the United States should remain cautious that the country does not adequately protect people’s right to be safe, regardless of who they might be . People in the United States cannot reasonably expect to be free from harm - a guarantee ... More >>

Hong Kong protests spill to NZ

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 9:09 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International's Margaret Taylor: "Amnesty International stands with the millions of people who are defending their rights in Hong Kong and New Zealanders should care about this; there has been a rise of complaints about threats and intimidation ... More >>

Amnesty to continue monitoring site at Ihumātao

Friday, 26 July 2019, 4:14 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand says all groups involved, including both police and protesters were forthcoming on its first day monitoring events at Ihumātao. More >>

Amnesty International to observe Ihumātao protests

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 8:32 am | Amnesty International

Independent human rights observers from Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand will be at Ihumātao tomorrow to monitor protests. More >>

NZ to learn from US gun violence report

Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:01 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International has released a scathing report into the United States’ response to gun violence, a report that New Zealand policy-makers can learn from. In Scars of Survival: Gun Violence and Barriers to Reparation in the USA, survivors of gun ... More >>

Human rights abuses in the Philippines

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 7:53 pm | Amnesty International

Earlier this week New Zealand signed onto a draft resolution that, if passed, would see the United Nation’s human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, prepare a comprehensive report into the human rights situation in the Philippines. The report will be presented ... More >>

NZ journalists feel force of Fiji contempt for human rights

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 7:43 pm | Amnesty International

The arrest and detention in Fiji of three journalists from New Zealand’s Newsroom website highlights the grim situation for press freedom in Fiji, Amnesty International said today, as it called on authorities to urgently adopt measures to end the harassment ... More >>

Thousands share messages of hope for our Muslim whānau

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 1:26 pm | Amnesty International

As people process the attack at two mosques in Christchurch, our Muslim whānau are hurting. But there is an outpouring of love and unity coming from across New Zealand and around the world. Thousands of people have shared messages of hope, ensuring ... More >>

 

 

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