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Fiji: A darker side of paradise

Monday, 5 December 2016, 12:12 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Under the military’s dominance, Fiji has seen an ingrained culture of torture take root among its security forces, a new Amnesty International report says today. More >>

New Zealand Government’s silence on Nauru ‘deafening’

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 2:03 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

In response to Prime Minister Key's statements about the unlikelihood of a deal with Australia to resettle 150 refugees detained on Nauru and Manus because New Zealand has no intention of setting up separate classes of citizens, and Australia has no ... More >>

Thailand: A culture of torture under the military

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 4:11 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Since seizing power in a 2014 coup, Thailand’s military authorities have allowed a culture of torture and other ill-treatment to flourish across the country, with soldiers and policemen targeting suspected insurgents, political opponents, and individuals ... More >>

John Key must press for Syria action while at UN

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 12:07 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

As Prime Minister John Key travels to New York to deliver New Zealand’s statement at the UN General Assembly and chair a high-level meeting on the conflict in Syria, Amnesty International is calling on him to show human rights leadership and ensure ... More >>

Bombing of schools by Saudi Arabia-led coalition

Monday, 14 December 2015, 1:02 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Bombing of schools by Saudi Arabia-led coalition a flagrant attack on future of Yemen’s children More >>

Solutions must be a core part of John Key’s UN address

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 11:18 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Solutions to the refugee crisis and the protection of civilians in conflict must be a core part of John Key’s UN address More >>

New Zealand says welcome to refugees

Thursday, 10 September 2015, 8:36 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

This Thursday thousands of New Zealanders will gather around the country at candlelit vigils where they will have a moment of silence for the innocent lives lost and light candles for the additional lives that could be saved if the government acts immediately ... More >>

Highschool students take action for imprisoned Saudi Blogger

Monday, 4 May 2015, 10:20 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The Burnside Highschool Amnesty International held a silent protest in Cashel Street this weekend drawing attention to the plight of Raif Badawi, a Saudi blogger sentenced to 1000 lashes and 10 years in prison for starting up a website encouraging peaceful ... More >>

Burnside Highschool students to protest for Badawi

Friday, 1 May 2015, 9:32 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Burnside Highschool students to take public action on behalf of imprisoned Saudi blogger, Raif Badawi More >>

SAUDI ARABIA: Women’s rights, beheadings and Raif Badawi

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 9:12 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

SAUDI ARABIA: Women’s rights, beheadings and Raif Badawi must be on the agenda in talks tomorrow More >>

Fiji: Human rights must be on agenda during McCully visit

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 4:23 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Amnesty International is calling on New Zealand’s Foreign Minister, Murray McCully to ensure he doesn’t waste the opportunity to raise Fiji’s backward steps on human rights, during a diplomatic visit to Fiji. More >>

PNG: No justice for woman burned alive in "sorcery" attack

Thursday, 6 February 2014, 3:50 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The failure of the Papua New Guinea authorities to bring the killers of a woman who was burned alive to justice, underlines their complete failure to address “sorcery” attacks, Amnesty International said on the first anniversary of her death. More >>

Mounting evidence of war crimes in Sri Lanka

Thursday, 6 February 2014, 11:24 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

A new report provides compelling evidence of alleged war crimes committed by Sri Lankan forces and the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) during the final months of the armed conflict in 2009, Amnesty International said. More >>

Amnesty concerned about detention of Greenpeace activists

Friday, 27 September 2013, 4:43 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The news that a Russian court has ordered Greenpeace activists to be detained for two months without charge is disturbing Amnesty International has said. More >>

Sri Lanka: Navi Pillay’s Visit and Day of the Disappeared

Wednesday, 28 August 2013, 3:22 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

In Sri Lanka, some 12,000 complaints of enforced disappearances have been submitted to the UN since the 1980s – making it second only to Iraq. But the actual number of disappeared is much higher, with at least 30,000 cases alleged up to 1994 and ... More >>

Another Court Ruling, Another Setback For Freedom in Fiji

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 2:40 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The sentencing of non-governmental organisation Citizens’ Constitutional Forum (CCF) and its director Reverend Akuila Yabaki for contempt of court is a major setback for the right to freedom of expression in Fiji, Amnesty International said today. More >>

Turkey: End Abusive Use of Force & Reveal Extent of Injuries

Tuesday, 4 June 2013, 3:36 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The number of activists injured across Turkey as a result of police abuse will continue to escalate unless the authorities bring police tactics in line with basic human rights standards, Amnesty International said yesterday. More >>

Amnesty honours Marilyn Waring - 2013 Human Rights Defender

Monday, 6 May 2013, 4:52 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Marilyn Waring has been announced as the recipient of Amnesty International New Zealand’s 2013 Human Rights Defender Award. More >>

NZ misses the boat on asylum seeker issue

Wednesday, 10 April 2013, 3:10 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Amnesty International is concerned that the real issues in the New Zealand asylum seeker debate are not being addressed. More >>

NZ Mass Arrivals Bill Major Setback For Human Rights

Wednesday, 29 August 2012, 5:08 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Amnesty International: NZ Mass Arrivals Bill Major Setback For Human Rights Amnesty International is appalled with the New Zealand Government’s decision to push forward with a Bill to introduce detention under a mass warrant for asylum seekers, who arrive ... More >>

 

 

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