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Prisons Need To Be Transformed, Not Simply Expanded

Tuesday, 7 May 2024, 2:45 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

In response to the news that more beds will be built in Waikeria prison, Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand is calling on the Government to address the fundamental issues with the criminal justice system. More >>

NZ’s Human Rights Record ‘Tarnished’ At UN Rights Review

Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 6:07 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The age of criminal responsibility was one of numerous human rights issues raised during Aotearoa New Zealand’s UPR. Other key themes were racism and discrimination, the disproportionate representation of Māori in prison, and to uphold the UN Declaration ... More >>

New Youth Justice Policies ‘papering Over The Cracks’

Tuesday, 18 July 2023, 6:02 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Joint Press Release: Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand, JustSpeak and People Against Prisons Aotearoa The following statement is in response to the Government’s youth justice policy announcement today. Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand, ... More >>

New Data Highlights Harm To Māori

Friday, 23 June 2023, 7:53 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The Human Rights Measurement Initiative last night released its latest data on the state of human rights in Aotearoa New Zealand. JustSpeak and Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand have serious concerns about the human rights issues highlighted ... More >>

Afghanistan: Taliban’s Treatment Of Women & Girls Should Be Investigated As Crime Against Humanity Of Gender Persecution

Friday, 26 May 2023, 4:32 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The Taliban’s severe restrictions and unlawful crackdown on women and girls’ rights should be investigated as possible crimes under international law, including the crime against humanity of gender persecution, Amnesty International and the International ... More >>

Politicians Must Address The Real Causes Of Crime

Tuesday, 9 May 2023, 7:31 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The below statements can be attributed to Lisa Woods, Campaigns Director at Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand. This follows the announcement from ACT New Zealand of a new policy for combating youth crime. "Amnesty International Aotearoa New ... More >>

Statement: Government Must Resource Humanitarian Systems To Uphold Human Rights

Wednesday, 29 March 2023, 1:43 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The Government has today announced a change to immigration legislation that risks causing harm to people seeking asylum in Aotearoa New Zealand. "This change in legislation risks undermining the rights of people seeking refuge in this country," ... More >>

Thailand: Child Protesters Face ‘Severe Repercussions’ For Taking Part In Mass Demonstrations

Thursday, 9 February 2023, 5:53 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Thai authorities have arrested, prosecuted, surveilled and intimidated child protesters for taking part in unprecedented mass demonstrations, Amnesty International said today, as it called for charges to be dropped and an end to any harassment discouraging ... More >>

NZ Government Fails Criminal Age Review

Friday, 27 January 2023, 7:00 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

This morning, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child called out the failure of the New Zealand Government to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility. Referring to the current minimum age of criminal responsibility, the Committee stated ... More >>

Meet The Rangatahi Championing Rainbow And Pasifika Rights

Monday, 12 December 2022, 5:13 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The winners of Amnesty International’s Gary Ware Legacy Award will be announced this Sunday as a celebration of the young people standing up for human rights. The Gary Ware Legacy Award is a funding programme from Amnesty International Aotearoa ... More >>

First Arrivals From Nauru A Hard-earned Win

Thursday, 24 November 2022, 7:04 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND AND AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA: JOINT PRESS RELEASE First people to arrive in Aotearoa New Zealand from Nauru an important first step to closing offshore detention Amnesty International welcomes ... More >>

Afghan Women Arrested While Defending Rights

Tuesday, 15 November 2022, 5:20 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Afghanistan: Women human rights defenders arrested by the Taliban must be immediately released. Responding to the arrests of at least three prominent women human rights defenders Zarifa Yaqoobi, Farhat Popalzai and Humaira Yusuf and their colleagues ... More >>

Kiwis Calling For UN To Take Action On Iran

Friday, 4 November 2022, 5:51 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

More than 760,000 people around the world calling for UN investigative mechanism on Iran More than 760,000 people across 218 countries and territories have added their voices to petitions calling for the establishment of an independent UN mechanism ... More >>

Action Needed To Protect More People From Hate

Thursday, 3 November 2022, 7:08 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The below statements can be attributed to Campaigns Director Lisa Woods from Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand. This follows the announcement from Justice Minister Kiritapu Allan that she will be introducing hate speech legislation before the next ... More >>

Israel/OPT: Investigate War Crimes During August Offensive On Gaza

Tuesday, 25 October 2022, 6:48 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The International Criminal Court (ICC) must investigate unlawful attacks committed during Israel’s August 2022 assault on the Gaza Strip as war crimes, Amnesty International said today in a new research briefing. Using photographs of weapons fragments, satellite ... More >>

Sri Lanka: Human Rights Compliant Recovery Measures Critical To Stop Spiraling Hunger And Poverty

Tuesday, 4 October 2022, 8:30 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The Sri Lankan authorities and the international community must fully incorporate human rights into their responses to the country’s economic crisis, Amnesty International said in a new report today, as people in the country face serious concerns around ... More >>

Sri Lanka: Authorities’ Crackdown On Protest Rights Must End

Friday, 9 September 2022, 6:41 am | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

The Sri Lankan authorities have fiercely clamped down on protests and demonized protesters during a period of economic crisis and hardship in the country, Amnesty International said in a new digest released today. The briefing, Penalized for Protesting: ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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