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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 >>

Brazil: Toxic speech must not become government policy

Monday, 29 October 2018, 1:26 pm | Amnesty International

Reacting to the election of Jair Bolsonaro and Hamilton Mourão as president and vice president of Brazil, Amnesty International said: More >>

Real Australian bipartisan action urgently needed

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 5:07 pm | Amnesty International

While discussions over the proposed "lifetime ban" legislation and New Zealand deal must prioritise those most vulnerable – children and families – the negotiations must be a first step to moving the 1278 men, women and children ... More >>

PM Morrison must act now to stop escalating Nauru crisis

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 1:52 pm | Amnesty International

With the critical situation on Nauru deteriorating even further, Amnesty International is calling on Australian Prime Minister Morrison to show leadership and urgently bring all refugees and asylum seekers to Australia. More >>

Human rights for all Kiwis: NZ can and must do better

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 10:33 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International is urging the New Zealand Government to walk the talk on human rights in advance of its four-yearly review before the UN Human Rights Committee in January. More >>

Amnesty International reaction: refugee quota increase

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 1:51 pm | Amnesty International

In response to Prime Minister Ardern’s announcement today that New Zealand’s refugee quota would be lifted to 1500 people per year by July 2020, Meg de Ronde, Campaigns Director for Amnesty International said, More >>

Soaring rate of youth held in police cells

Friday, 14 September 2018, 12:01 pm | Amnesty International

The significant number of young people being held in New Zealand’s police cells for periods longer than 24 hours is deeply concerning, Amnesty International New Zealand said today. “Detention in a police cell for multiple nights is no place ... More >>

Gun Violence in the United States a Human Rights Crisis

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 5:30 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International Report Declares Gun Violence in the United States to be a Human Rights Crisis More >>

Australia must tackle refugee crisis in Nauru

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 2:27 pm | Amnesty International

The Australian government must urgently evacuate the 107 refugee children and their families trapped in appalling conditions in Nauru, or else accept New Zealand’s offer to provide safe haven, said Amnesty International, as the Pacific Islands Forum ... More >>



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