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Almost 20-thousand Strong Petition Handed To Iranian Embassy In Wellington

Friday, 6 August 2021, 5:31 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Amnesty International is handing over 19,300 signatures to the Iranian Embassy in Wellington tomorrow morning (from 8.45am) . The signatures are across three petitions focusing on the rights of women and children. One calls for an end to the execution ... More >>

Amnesty International Statement On Incident At Pūtiki Point

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 5:43 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The following statement can be attributed to Meg de Ronde, Executive Director at Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand: Amnesty International is deeply concerned at a video of an incident at Pūtiki Point on Waiheke Island. Everyone has the right ... More >>

Similar Human Rights Issues Plague Prisons With Latest Inspectorate Report

Saturday, 3 July 2021, 5:34 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The Office of the Inspectorate has released its latest inspection report for Arohata Women’s Prison. While the report shows some areas are better than other prisons, it depicts serious issues around mental health, access to facilities and bullying ... More >>

Hong Kong: National Security Law Has Created A Human Rights Emergency

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 5:39 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Hong Kong’s National Security Law (NSL) has decimated the city’s freedoms and created a landscape increasingly devoid of human rights protections, Amnesty International said in a new research briefing released today , exactly one year after the Beijing-imposed ... More >>

Oranga Tamariki Footage Could Amount To Excessive Use Of Force

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 5:08 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The below can be attributed to Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand regarding an incident captured on video at an Oranga Tamariki care facility. Amnesty International is deeply concerned by the actions taken by those in the footage, which appears to ... More >>

The Threshold To Limit Access To Information From Prisoners Is Considerably High - Amnesty International

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 5:12 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The below can be attributed to Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand in reference to reports that the Department of Corrections is in some cases confiscating a particular newsletter by the organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa. Amnesty International ... More >>

Amnesty Calls For More On World Refugee Day

Saturday, 19 June 2021, 5:36 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Caring organisations around Aotearoa New Zealand will be holding fundraisers and community hui this weekend to mark World Refugee Day 2021. As COVID-19 pushed pause on essential global refugee programmes, Amnesty International is calling for a re-prioritisation ... More >>

China: Draconian Repression Of Muslims In Xinjiang Amounts To Crimes Against Humanity

Saturday, 12 June 2021, 5:24 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Amnesty International is providing local commentary on the below -- China: Draconian repression of Muslims in Xinjiang amounts to crimes against humanity - Hundreds of thousands of Muslim minority men and women subjected to mass internment and torture ... More >>

Report Outlines Clear Human Rights Violations Of Asylum Seekers By Govt

Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 10:10 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Amnesty International has for the first time carried out investigative field research on Aotearoa New Zealand soil. It follows a number of reports of the ill-treatment of people in prison, including people who’ve sought asylum here. The report clearly ... More >>

Govt Decision Will Help Make Vaccines More Accessible To Those Who Need It The Most

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 5:09 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Aotearoa New Zealand is the latest country to support the proposal for a TRIPS waiver to COVID-19 vaccines, following in the steps of the Biden administration in the United States. Trade Minister Damien O’Connor made the announcement this morning via social ... More >>

Jacinda Ardern Must Implore Japan To Reverse Its Decision On Fukushima Wastewater

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 5:22 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Amnesty International is calling on the New Zealand Government to oppose the Government of Japan’s decision to release more than one million tonnes of radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. We join a ... More >>

Hopes Crown Apology Is The Start Of System Change In Our Prisons

Monday, 22 March 2021, 6:20 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Minister of Corrections Hon Kelvin Davis has just issued a public apology to Mihi Bassett, Karma Cripps and other women for harm caused to them in prison, alongside a scathing letter to the Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections. This comes ... More >>

G7 Leaders Are Shooting Themselves In The Foot By Failing To Tackle Global Vaccine Access

Saturday, 20 February 2021, 6:00 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Ahead of the virtual meeting of G7 leaders hosted by the UK government on Friday 19 February, Amnesty International has warned that failure to ensure global access to vaccines represents an abject moral failure that will ultimately harm rich countries. ... More >>

Minister Davis Must Take Urgent Action To Protect Human Rights For All At Waikeria

Sunday, 3 January 2021, 6:50 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand is calling on the Minister for Corrections Kelvin Davis to ensure all measures are taken to address the situation at Waikeria Prison to protect the human rights of all people involved. All people, including ... More >>

New Amnesty International Youth Award Given In Auckland

Friday, 11 December 2020, 6:04 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The first winners for Amnesty International’s Gary Ware Legacy Award were announced this evening on Human Rights Day as a nod to the importance of youth voices in shaping Aotearoa’s future. The Gary Ware Legacy Award is a new award from Amnesty International ... More >>

Report Confirms Systemic Failure In Our Places Of Detention

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 8:04 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The below can be attributed to Amnesty International Executive Director Meg de Ronde in relation to the Human Rights Commission report out today. "This report confirms our worst fears of a systemic failure in our detention system. Since the original ... More >>

Middle Earth Actress Launches Amnesty International’s Human Rights Campaign

Sunday, 22 November 2020, 8:31 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Amnesty International’s annual Write for Rights campaign is here again and this year it has kicked off in true Kiwi style in the sun and surf by Auckland’s Mission Bay beach. Homeland actress Nazanin Boniadi who is in New Zealand filming the upcoming ... More >>

Amnesty Seeking Assurances Over The State Of Prisons In Aotearoa Following Damning Revelations

Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 5:58 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Official Information including a Corrections’ review of Auckland Region Women’s Correctional Facility (ARWCF) released under the Official Information Act by RNZ’s Guyon Espiner has revealed worse-than-thought conditions behind bars at the prison. ... More >>

Israel/OPT: Unlawful "annexation" Plan Promotes ‘law Of The Jungle’ And Must Be Stopped

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 1:46 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The Israeli authorities must immediately abandon plans to further "annex" territory in the occupied West Bank which breach international laws and exacerbate decades of systematic human rights violations against Palestinians there, Amnesty ... More >>

Amnesty International Calls For The Release Of All Prisoners Of Conscience Worldwide

Monday, 4 May 2020, 1:35 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of all the prisoners of conscience it is campaigning for worldwide, who are now at heightened risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "As this devastating virus sweeps across ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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