LawTalk: Helping Muslim travellers deal with authorities

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Our work is in this week’s LawTalk:

A Law Foundation-backed project is helping ease concerns among New Zealand’s Muslim community about their treatment by security authorities.

The Human Rights Foundation project has been prompted by complaints about the treatment of Muslims in airport security checks and in their interactions with the SIS in particular. They claim to have experienced unjustifiably excessive scrutiny and cultural insensitivity in their dealings with border officials.

Human Rights Foundation chairperson Peter Hosking says the project team has compiled a dossier of anecdotes from New Zealand Muslims about their experiences with the authorities.

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More  information  about  research funded  by  the  Foundation  can  be  found  here.