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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 >>

Syria: New evidence of armed forces’ crimes against humanity

Thursday, 14 June 2012, 1:16 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The shocking escalation in unlawful killings, torture, arbitrary detention and the wanton destruction of homes in Syria demonstrates the urgent need for decisive international action Amnesty International said in a new report released today. More >>

Amnesty International Honours Unique New Zealander

Sunday, 13 May 2012, 10:25 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Keith Locke was tonight announced as the recipient of Amnesty International Aotearoa’s Human Rights Defender Award. More >>

Secret Policeman’s Ball NZ: The Freedom To Laugh

Friday, 20 April 2012, 11:55 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Cutting edge comedy, laughter and kiwi comedians combine for Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball NZ More >>

NZ Human Rights Failure To Provide Independent Investigation

Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 10:15 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Failure To Provide Independent Investigation Leaves New Zealand In The Dark Over Its Human Rights Record More >>

Syria - Russia Must Not Block International Efforts

Thursday, 2 February 2012, 2:01 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Russia must not block international efforts to tackle the ongoing violence and human rights violations in Syria, Amnesty International said today amid negotiations over a resolution on Syria at the UN Security Council. More >>

Asia: Stop Executions And Unfair Trials

Thursday, 8 December 2011, 11:05 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

A hard-line group of Asian countries are defying the global trend against the death penalty and putting to death thousands of people after unfair trials every year, the Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN) has said in a new report. 14 Asian countries, ... More >>

Indonesia: ‘Slap On The Wrist’ For Police Violence In Papua

Friday, 25 November 2011, 11:43 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The fact that eight Indonesian police officers involved in a violent crackdown on a peaceful gathering that left three dead have only been given written warnings, is a failure of human rights accountability, Amnesty International has said. The ... More >>

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Tuesday, 22 November 2011, 2:52 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Amnesty International Media Release For Immediate Release 22 November 2011 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the Solomon Islands and a human rights defender in Guatemala will be the focus ... More >>

Shell Must Pay US$1 Billion To Start Clean Up of Niger Delta

Friday, 11 November 2011, 12:49 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Amnesty International media release 10 November 2011 Shell must commit to pay an initial US$1 billion to begin the clean-up of pollution caused by oil spills in the Niger Delta, Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and ... More >>

Help the Pacific rise above the Death Penalty

Monday, 10 October 2011, 11:03 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Today is World Day Against the Death Penalty and Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand is calling on the people of this country to step up and help the Pacific rise against the death penalty. More >>

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