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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 >>

New Zealander appointed to Amnesty International Board

Monday, 12 August 2019, 5:36 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International (AI) members from around the world have elected new Directors to their International Board at the AI Annual Global Assembly this month. More >>

Amnesty Travel Warning for US Due to Rampant Gun violence

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 1:58 pm | Amnesty International

“ Travelers to the United States should remain cautious that the country does not adequately protect people’s right to be safe, regardless of who they might be . People in the United States cannot reasonably expect to be free from harm - a guarantee ... More >>

Hong Kong protests spill to NZ

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 9:09 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International's Margaret Taylor: "Amnesty International stands with the millions of people who are defending their rights in Hong Kong and New Zealanders should care about this; there has been a rise of complaints about threats and intimidation ... More >>

Amnesty to continue monitoring site at Ihumātao

Friday, 26 July 2019, 4:14 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand says all groups involved, including both police and protesters were forthcoming on its first day monitoring events at Ihumātao. More >>

Amnesty International to observe Ihumātao protests

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 8:32 am | Amnesty International

Independent human rights observers from Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand will be at Ihumātao tomorrow to monitor protests. More >>

NZ to learn from US gun violence report

Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:01 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International has released a scathing report into the United States’ response to gun violence, a report that New Zealand policy-makers can learn from. In Scars of Survival: Gun Violence and Barriers to Reparation in the USA, survivors of gun ... More >>

Human rights abuses in the Philippines

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 7:53 pm | Amnesty International

Earlier this week New Zealand signed onto a draft resolution that, if passed, would see the United Nation’s human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, prepare a comprehensive report into the human rights situation in the Philippines. The report will be presented ... More >>

NZ journalists feel force of Fiji contempt for human rights

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 7:43 pm | Amnesty International

The arrest and detention in Fiji of three journalists from New Zealand’s Newsroom website highlights the grim situation for press freedom in Fiji, Amnesty International said today, as it called on authorities to urgently adopt measures to end the harassment ... More >>

Thousands share messages of hope for our Muslim whānau

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 1:26 pm | Amnesty International

As people process the attack at two mosques in Christchurch, our Muslim whānau are hurting. But there is an outpouring of love and unity coming from across New Zealand and around the world. Thousands of people have shared messages of hope, ensuring ... More >>

Amnesty International stands in solidarity with strike

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 12:36 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International today warned that the failure of governments to tackle climate change could amount to the greatest inter-generational human rights violation in history, as it welcomes a global day of school strikes against climate change planned ... More >>

Online abuse a violation of human rights - Amnesty IWD

Friday, 8 March 2019, 10:25 am | Amnesty International

Around the world, 1 in 4 women have experienced online abuse, and in New Zealand, it’s nearly a third. More >>

Israel/OPT: Tourism companies driving settlement expansion

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 2:12 pm | Amnesty International

Online booking giants Airbnb,, Expedia and TripAdvisor are fuelling human rights violations against Palestinians by listing hundreds of rooms and activities in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land, including East Jerusalem, Amnesty ... More >>

Iran’s ‘year of shame’

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 4:09 pm | Amnesty International

Iran’s ‘year of shame’: More than 7,000 arrested in chilling crackdown on dissent during 2018 More >>

Pacific islands must call on Australia to end detention

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 4:20 pm | Amnesty International

At the start of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s visit to Vanuatu and Fiji on 16-18 January 2019, Amnesty International calls on their governments to raise the regional humanitarian crisis triggered by Australia’s indefinite detention ... More >>

Government use of spy firm unacceptable affront to democracy

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 12:57 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International is extremely concerned to see the details of a report out today on the relationship between some government agencies and the private investigation firm Thompson and Clark. The State Services Comissioner Peter Hughes has identified ... More >>

Amnesty publishes review of human rights in 2018

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 2:45 pm | Amnesty International

Women activists around the world have been at the forefront of the battle for human rights in 2018, Amnesty International said today as it launched its review on the state of human rights over the past year. More >>

Australian and PNG leaders must act urgently to save lives

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 11:15 am | Amnesty International

Papua New Guinea: Australian and PNG leaders must act urgently to save lives on Manus Island More >>



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