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Use Of Cell Buster Pepper Spray Was Unlawful

Saturday, 2 July 2022, 1:30 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The High Court has declared regulations from 2009-2017 authorising the use of Cell Buster pepper spray in prison unlawful. It found that Ministers had insufficient information to be satisfied that Cell Buster was consistent with humane treatment, ... More >>

A New Day For People Seeking Asylum In Aotearoa

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 5:33 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand welcomes comments by Associate Minister of Immigration Phil Twyford yesterday affirming the Government’s commitment to implementing the recommendations from Victoria Casey QC’s report, which calls for ... More >>

Amnesty International Hands Over Signatures To Russian Embassy

Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 7:34 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Tomorrow, Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand will hand over 9,622 signatures calling on the Russian Government to respect international law, protect civilians and stop its aggression in Ukraine. Campaigns Director Lisa Woods said, "New ... More >>

Minister Kelvin Davis Must Take Responsibility

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 4:27 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Amnesty International is today raising the alarm at reports a person has died at Mt Eden Prison after pepper spray was used on him. Lisa Woods, Campaigns Director for Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand, said, "If these reports are ... More >>

Amnesty International Report 2021-22: State Of The World's Human Rights

Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 6:22 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Political leaders and corporate titans put profit and power ahead of people, betraying promises for fair recovery from pandemic. - Amnesty International releases its Annual Report for 2021 - Peddling false promises of a fair recovery from Covid -19 to address ... More >>

Amnesty International Report: Israel’s Apartheid Against Palestinians

Wednesday, 2 February 2022, 6:39 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

01 February Israel’s apartheid against Palestinians: a cruel system of domination and a crime against humanity Israeli authorities must be held accountable for committing the crime of apartheid against Palestinians, Amnesty International said today in ... More >>

Amnesty International Report: Israel’s Apartheid Against Palestinians

Wednesday, 2 February 2022, 6:38 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

01 February Israel’s apartheid against Palestinians: a cruel system of domination and a crime against humanity Israeli authorities must be held accountable for committing the crime of apartheid against Palestinians, Amnesty International said today in ... More >>

Former Refugee Vira Paky Wins $4000 NZ Youth Human Rights Award

Friday, 10 December 2021, 6:34 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Mental health experiences of refugees to be given boost from youth award Thursday 9 December 2021 The winner of Amnesty International’s Gary Ware Legacy Award will be announced this evening ahead of Human Rights Day (Friday 10th December) as a nod ... More >>

People Have A Right To Privacy And Freedom Of Assembly

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 7:08 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand welcomes new report into the use of facial recognition technology. Earlier this year the Police commissioned an independent report into the current and potential use of facial recognition technology (FRT) ... More >>

Prison Inspectorate Reports Highlight Systemic Concerns

Friday, 29 October 2021, 6:26 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Three reports out from the Office of the Inspectorate reinforce what organisations working in the criminal justice space have been repeatedly raising with the Department of Corrections: our prison system is causing further harm to our wāhine. A special ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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