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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 >>

South Asia: As COVID-19 Spreads, Fears Rise For People At Higher Risk

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 4:15 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Protect daily wage earners, people displaced by conflict, health workers and prisoners As cases of COVID-19 escalate in South Asia, one of the world’s poorest and most populous regions, Amnesty International calls on the authorities there to put human ... More >>

Prisoner's Pardons Following Covid-19 Welcome But 100s More Remain Jailed

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 9:16 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Responding to an announcement by the Iranian authorities that pardons will be granted to prisoners convicted of "security" offences who have a five-year prison sentence or less, and that those who have been granted leave in recent weeks will ... More >>

Amnesty International announces new Executive Director

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 3:17 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Acting Executive Director Meg de Ronde has been appointed as the new Executive Director of Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand, making her not only the first woman to head the New Zealand section, but the youngest person to take on the job, and ... More >>

Grim report released on child detention centre in the US

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 12:18 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Children are running away from a border control facility in the United States that Amnesty International describes as a facility that embodies the disastrous consequences of US policies toward children seeking protection. More >>

Programme brings new refugees to Christchurch

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 10:29 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

An inspiring new people-powered initiative is bringing refugees to settle in Christchurch for the first time since its resettlement programme was put on hold eight years ago. Under the new community sponsorship programme, up to 35 refugees will be resettled ... More >>

New Executive Director of Amnesty International New Zealand

Monday, 26 March 2018, 1:00 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Tony Blackett has been announced as the new Executive Director of Amnesty International New Zealand. More >>

Myanmar: Fresh evidence of ongoing ethnic cleansing

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 9:32 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The Myanmar security forces’ devastating campaign against the Rohingya population in northern Rakhine State is far from over, Amnesty International said today, as it published new evidence of ongoing violations that have forced hundreds more people ... More >>

Chechnya: Stop Abducting and Killing Gay Men

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 2:51 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

In response to the abduction, torture and killing of gay men in Chechnya, the Amnesty on Campus group at Victoria University is hosting a sit-in on Saturday 20 May. More >>

Spanish corporate giant profits from torture of refugees

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 11:38 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

A major corporation with ties to New Zealand is making millions running the Australian Government’s refugee “processing” centre on Nauru, Amnesty International said today. The system amounts to torture of refugees and people seeking asylum. More >>

Amnesty International responds to ‘Hit & Run’ release

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:31 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Following the release of Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson’s book ‘Hit & Run’, Grant Bayldon Executive Director of Amnesty International New Zealand released the following statement: More >>

Response to Ombudsman's report on treatment of prisoners

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 5:25 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

In response to the Chief Ombudsman's report highlighting that the Corrections Department's treatment of prisoners has breached international torture prevention standards under the Convention Against Torture, the Executive Director of Amnesty International New ... More >>

Fiji: A darker side of paradise

Monday, 5 December 2016, 12:12 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Under the military’s dominance, Fiji has seen an ingrained culture of torture take root among its security forces, a new Amnesty International report says today. More >>

New Zealand Government’s silence on Nauru ‘deafening’

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 2:03 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

In response to Prime Minister Key's statements about the unlikelihood of a deal with Australia to resettle 150 refugees detained on Nauru and Manus because New Zealand has no intention of setting up separate classes of citizens, and Australia has no ... More >>

Thailand: A culture of torture under the military

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 4:11 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Since seizing power in a 2014 coup, Thailand’s military authorities have allowed a culture of torture and other ill-treatment to flourish across the country, with soldiers and policemen targeting suspected insurgents, political opponents, and individuals ... More >>

John Key must press for Syria action while at UN

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 12:07 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

As Prime Minister John Key travels to New York to deliver New Zealand’s statement at the UN General Assembly and chair a high-level meeting on the conflict in Syria, Amnesty International is calling on him to show human rights leadership and ensure ... More >>

Bombing of schools by Saudi Arabia-led coalition

Monday, 14 December 2015, 1:02 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Bombing of schools by Saudi Arabia-led coalition a flagrant attack on future of Yemen’s children More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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