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Urgently Axing The Māori Health Authority Undermines Te Tiriti Partnership

Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 11:19 am | Amnesty International

Responding to the news that legislation disestablishing the Māori Health Authority has been debated under urgency in Parliament, Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand’s Campaigns Director Lisa Woods said: "This use of urgency by Parliament ... More >>

Write A Letter To Save Lives This Summer

Monday, 15 January 2024, 10:21 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand is launching the annual human rights letter-writing campaign, Write for Rights . Write for Rights is a global campaign run by Amnesty International teams around the world. Every year, supporters come ... More >>

Māori Student Promotes Indigenous Rights With Amnesty International Award

Monday, 18 December 2023, 9:22 am | Amnesty International

Rangatahi Maōri activist and law student Te Matahiapo Safari Hynes was announced today as the winner of Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand’s Gary Ware Legacy Award . <img src="" ... More >>

NZ Government Must Follow Through To Secure A Ceasefire

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 3:47 pm | Amnesty International

The following quote can be attributed to Lisa Woods, Campaigns Director at Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand. This statement is in response to the news that the New Zealand Government has passed a motion indicating the government’s support ... More >>

Open Letter To PM Elect Christopher Luxon

Friday, 24 November 2023, 3:58 pm | Amnesty International

Dear Prime Minister Elect, Christopher Luxon, We all deserve to live in a world free of violence, where we can put our children to bed at night knowing they’ll wake up safely the next day. But right now in Gaza, the lives of over two million ... More >>

Open Letter: Dear Leaders, Don't Criminalise Our Children. Stop The Ram Raid Bill!

Thursday, 19 October 2023, 3:10 pm | Amnesty International

19 October 2023 Tēnā koutou Political Party Leaders, We are writing to you because we are concerned about the Ram Raid Offending and Related Measures Amendment Bill which is currently proceeding before parliament. We represent a collective of organisations ... More >>

Minister Little Must Stop Harmful Immigration Legislation

Tuesday, 1 August 2023, 11:19 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand is calling on the Minister of Immigration Andrew Little to halt work on the Immigration (Mass Arrivals) Amendment Bill 2023 . "Forcing through this legislation would be frankly bewildering," said ... More >>

UN Says NZ Justice System Failing Human Rights Standards

Monday, 31 July 2023, 11:19 am | Amnesty International

The United Nations Committee Against Torture has called out various failings in New Zealand’s justice system, including the very low age of criminal responsibility, the shocking use of spit hoods against children, and the disproportionate harm to ... More >>

Corrections Minister Must Correct The Failings Of NZ Prisons

Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 1:16 pm | Amnesty International

Yesterday, the Office of the Ombudsman released two new reports following inspections at Christchurch Women’s Prison and Wellington’s Arohata Prison. Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand and justice advocacy group JustSpeak are dismayed by the findings ... More >>

Government Announcement Undermines Human Rights

Wednesday, 19 July 2023, 2:19 pm | Amnesty International

Today, the Government announced that 12- and 13-year-olds could be sentenced in the Youth Court for a new ram-raid criminal offence. Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand is deeply disappointed by this policy and is calling on the New Zealand ... More >>

Inspectorate Review Highlights Human Rights Concerns In Prison

Tuesday, 13 June 2023, 10:48 am | Amnesty International

The Office of the Inspectorate has today released its report on the management of people who have been separated from the prison population. Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand has serious concerns about the human rights issues highlighted ... More >>

Recorded Executions Skyrocket To Highest Figure In Five Years

Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 12:32 pm | Amnesty International

Recorded executions in 2022 reached the highest figure in five years, as the Middle East and North Africa’s most notorious executioners carried out killing sprees, Amnesty International said today as it released its annual review of the death penalty. ... More >>

STATEMENT: Saudi Sponsorship Of Women's World Cup Dropped

Friday, 17 March 2023, 1:01 pm | Amnesty International

The following quote is from Anna Cusack, Advocacy and Policy Manager for Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand, in response to the news today that Visit Saudi will not be a sponsor of the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Aotearoa New Zealand and ... More >>

FIFA Annual Congress To Discuss Remedies For World Cup Human Rights Abuses

Wednesday, 1 March 2023, 3:08 pm | Amnesty International

Reacting to the growing pressure on FIFA from its own members, led by the Norwegian Football Association, for it to remedy human rights abuses connected to the 2022 football World Cup, Amnesty International’s Head of Economic and Social Justice ... More >>

Struggle For Banaban Rights Told Through Auckland Art Exhibit

Monday, 20 February 2023, 3:38 pm | Amnesty International

- Dates: 20 February to 9 March 2023 - Special event: 2 March at 7pm. Spokespeople from the Banaban community will be available for interviews. Register for tickets here . - Location: Silo 6, Jellicoe Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010 The forced ... More >>

Incitement To Hatred Legislation Must Remain A Priority

Wednesday, 8 February 2023, 7:48 pm | Amnesty International

In response to the news that the New Zealand Government has withdrawn the Human Rights (Incitement on Ground of Religious Belief) Amendment Bill and referred the matter to the Law Commission, Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand Campaigns ... More >>

Resettlement For People From Nauru To New Zealand Needs Urgent Fast Tracking To End Cruelty Of Offshore Detention

Friday, 20 January 2023, 12:09 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International understands that four more people were due to arrive in Aotearoa New Zealand yesterday after spending years in the Australian Government’s offshore detention regime in Nauru. It is welcome news, however a faster process is urgently ... More >>

Tough On Crime Narratives Risk Harm

Thursday, 17 November 2022, 3:02 pm | Amnesty International

The below statements can be attributed to Campaigns Director Lisa Woods from Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand. This follows the announcement from the National Party of a new policy for combating youth crime. "We are concerned by tough ... More >>

Pakistan: Deadly Floods Reminder To Wealthy Countries To Remedy Unfettered Climate Change

Thursday, 1 September 2022, 9:06 am | Amnesty International

States, in line with their human rights obligation of international co-operation and assistance must support Pakistan as floods devastate lives and impact a range of human rights The floods serve as a stark warning of the devastating impact of ... More >>

Iran/Turkey: Fleeing Afghans Unlawfully Returned After Coming Under Fire At Borders

Wednesday, 31 August 2022, 7:18 pm | Amnesty International

Iranian and Turkish security forces have repeatedly pushed back Afghans who attempt to cross their borders to reach safety, including by unlawfully opening fire on men, women and children, Amnesty International said today. In a new report, They don’t ... More >>





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