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Israel/OPT: UN List Of Settlement Businesses Offers New Hope For Accountability

Friday, 14 February 2020, 2:22 pm | Amnesty International

The publication of a UN database which lists more than 100 companies involved in business activities in illegal Israeli settlements is an important step towards accountability in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), Amnesty International said today. ... More >>

Summary of the state of human rights in NZ

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 8:33 am | Amnesty International

While a generation of young advocates led the fight against worsening repression in Asia, issues closer to home show New Zealand had a mixed record relating to counter-terrorism, detention facilities, the rights of Indigenous peoples and children’s rights. More >>

Myanmar: World court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya

Friday, 24 January 2020, 10:02 am | Amnesty International

In response to today’s ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordering Myanmar to take "provisional measures" to prevent genocidal acts against the Rohingya community, Amnesty International’s Regional Director, Nicholas Bequelin, ... More >>

UN landmark case for people displaced by climate change

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 9:09 am | Amnesty International

In a ground-breaking asylum case, a UN human rights body has ruled that governments must take into account the human rights violations caused by the climate crisis when considering deportation of asylum seekers, said Amnesty International today. More >>

Amnesty applauds NZ leadership for refugee sponsorship

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 2:03 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International applauds NZ Minister's leadership for signing onto global network for refugee sponsorship More >>

Organisations call on Govt to act on growing refugee crisis

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 8:09 am | Amnesty International

A collective of former refugee leaders, resettlement, human rights, faith-based and humanitarian organisations have signed and sent an open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. The letter asks the Government ... More >>

Original art to raise money for Amnesty International

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 7:03 pm | Amnesty International

World-renowned artists create original art to raise money for Amnesty International Eleven world-renowned artists including Yoko Ono, Shilpa Gupta and Gerhard Richter have come together to create a collection of original, limited-edition art to raise ... More >>

Chester Borrows condemns the use of police cells for children

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 12:12 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International, Chester Borrows and JustSpeak call for action on Universal Children’s Day More >>

Ireland makes permanent Community Sponsorship of Refugees

Saturday, 16 November 2019, 4:52 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International has sent personnel to Ireland to learn about how to best implement the Community Sponsorship of Refugees in New Zealand. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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