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Foundation sets up givealittle page for Afghan villagers

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 3:37 pm | Human Rights Foundation of NZ

The Human Rights Foundation of Aotearoa New Zealand says the withdrawal of the villagers of Naik and Khak Khudday Dad from the Operation Burnham Inquiry is a sad indictment of the way the Inquiry has been conducted. The lawyers for the villages announced ... More >>

Secrecy of Zaoui hearing compromises fairness

Monday, 9 July 2007, 10:19 am | Human Rights Foundation of NZ

The Human Rights Foundation is concerned that the secrecy of the review of Algerian refugee Ahmed Zaoui’s security risk certificate will compromise the hearing’s fairness. The review starts today, 9 July, behind closed doors. More >>

Campaign Against The Taser Stun Gun launched

Friday, 12 May 2006, 3:15 pm | Human Rights Foundation of NZ

Concerned community groups and individuals have banded together to oppose Police plans to introduce the American-made Taser stun gun into New Zealand policing operations. In February, a Police press release announced plans to introduce Tasers, initially ... More >>

Civil Union Bill Of Significant Importance

Thursday, 9 December 2004, 11:19 am | Human Rights Foundation of NZ

The Human Rights Foundation believes that the passing of the Civil Union Bill is a matter of significant importance to human rights in New Zealand in the twenty-first century. The passing of the Bill tomorrow will help to ensure human rights for all ... More >>

"Not in my name" - NOW is the time to act

Thursday, 14 October 2004, 10:08 am | Human Rights Foundation of NZ

If you saw last night's documentary on TV One, you will be left in no doubt that a gross injustice is being perpetrated against Ahmed Zaoui. The programme has provided new insights into Mr Zaoui's plight. More >>

Human Rights F Submission Citizenship Bill

Thursday, 7 October 2004, 12:59 am | Human Rights Foundation of NZ

We have concerns with respect to powers conferred on the Minister, the Police, and specific agencies, and the use of classified information (paras 23-31 and 31-33). Legislative drafting should ensure that a particular provision is tailored to its ... More >>

Human Rights Violation Likely If Bill Becomes Law

Thursday, 7 October 2004, 12:48 am | Human Rights Foundation of NZ

The Human Rights Foundation and the Auckland Council for Civil Liberties, appearing before the Government Administration Select Committee, have questioned the need for the latest legislative amendments introduced in the name of improving national security. More >>

UN Committee Against Torture Report

Friday, 21 May 2004, 4:44 pm | Human Rights Foundation of NZ

The United Nations Committee against Torture has told the New Zealand Government that “over-prolonged solitary confinement of asylum seekers like Ahmed Zaoui may amount to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment”. More >>

Human Rights Foundation calls for Zaoui release

Thursday, 1 April 2004, 8:42 am | Human Rights Foundation of NZ

The Human Rights Foundation has called for the SIS Inspector-General Laurie Greig to resign in the wake of today’s High Court decision that removes him from conducting the review of Ahmed Zaoui’s National Security Risk Certificate. More >>

UN Report a wake-up call for Government

Thursday, 15 August 2002, 10:29 am | Human Rights Foundation of NZ

The Human Rights Foundation is calling for a review of the Government’s refugee policies following UN criticism of New Zealand for its detention and treatment of asylum seekers since last year’s terrorist attacks in the United States. More >>


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