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Programme brings new refugees to Christchurch

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 10:29 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

An inspiring new people-powered initiative is bringing refugees to settle in Christchurch for the first time since its resettlement programme was put on hold eight years ago. Under the new community sponsorship programme, up to 35 refugees will be resettled ... More >>

New Executive Director of Amnesty International New Zealand

Monday, 26 March 2018, 1:00 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Tony Blackett has been announced as the new Executive Director of Amnesty International New Zealand. More >>

Myanmar: Fresh evidence of ongoing ethnic cleansing

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 9:32 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The Myanmar security forces’ devastating campaign against the Rohingya population in northern Rakhine State is far from over, Amnesty International said today, as it published new evidence of ongoing violations that have forced hundreds more people ... More >>

Chechnya: Stop Abducting and Killing Gay Men

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 2:51 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

In response to the abduction, torture and killing of gay men in Chechnya, the Amnesty on Campus group at Victoria University is hosting a sit-in on Saturday 20 May. More >>

Spanish corporate giant profits from torture of refugees

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 11:38 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

A major corporation with ties to New Zealand is making millions running the Australian Government’s refugee “processing” centre on Nauru, Amnesty International said today. The system amounts to torture of refugees and people seeking asylum. More >>

Amnesty International responds to ‘Hit & Run’ release

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:31 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Following the release of Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson’s book ‘Hit & Run’, Grant Bayldon Executive Director of Amnesty International New Zealand released the following statement: More >>

Response to Ombudsman's report on treatment of prisoners

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 5:25 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

In response to the Chief Ombudsman's report highlighting that the Corrections Department's treatment of prisoners has breached international torture prevention standards under the Convention Against Torture, the Executive Director of Amnesty International New ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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