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David R Boyd: Why all human rights depend on a healthy environment

David R Boyd, University of British Columbia Recent revelations about the speed and scale of nature’s decline are hard to truly comprehend. Not since the dinosaurs disappeared 65 million years ago has the diversity and abundance of life on Earth plunged so precipitously. For decades, governments have signed treaties and made pledges to halt the

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Fabian Society: Charles Waldegrave – Addressing the Systemic Housing Crisis

From the Fabian Society: I would like to invite you to hear Charles Waldegrave discuss this issue at Central Baptist Church, 46 Boulcott Street, Wellington at 5:30p on Monday 23rd November. The combination of high rents, low homeownership, lack of supply, homelessness and reliable international ratings showing NZ housing to be one of the most unaffordable

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Dame Silvia Cartwright: Cambodia, Crimes Against Humanity, Survival, and Justice

The Aotearoa New Zealand Human Rights Foundation invites you to a public seminar by Dame Silvia Cartwright, our Patron. Dame Silvia served as Governor General of New Zealand from 2001 to 2006 after an illustrious career at the forefront on New Zealand’s judicial system. In 2007, she was appointed as an international judge to the

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Operation Burnham Inquiry reaches conclusion

The “Report of the Government Inquiry into Operation Burnham and related matters” (“the Report”) was released on Friday to the New Zealand public. The Human Rights Foundation has previously questioned and criticised the Operation Burnham Inquiry process which has largely operated in secret and failed to properly engage with lawyers for the families of the

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Werewolf: Gordon Campbell on the welcome restoration of prisoners’ right to vote

The coalition government still seems unable (or unwilling) to respond in any meaningful way to the slew of progressive recommendations contained in the Welfare Export Advisory Group report – which, in effect, has been shelved since February. On another front though, the government has now done the right thing, and has partially restored the right of

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Stuff: Helen Clark: Deadly unexploded ordnance left on firing ranges used by NZ ‘reprehensible’

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark says it is “reprehensible” that unexploded ordnance left behind on firing ranges in Afghanistan is killing people. “New Zealand has at the very least a moral responsibility to remove any toxic remnants of war for which it was responsible,” she told Stuff Circuit. “New Zealand could be a leader in this area by accepting

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PETITION: NZ Police keep the peace – say no to ‘Armed Response Teams’

Read more and sign on at ActionStation: We ask Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister Stuart Nash to resist an increased militarising of police in this country – stop the trial of and commit to not implementing the Armed Response Teams and the further arming of our police. Why is this important? Last week, Police

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Stuff: Innocent hospital worker killed as teen driver runs red light to escape police

A man killed by a driver fleeing police left home before dawn to secure a park, then sleep in his car for two hours before starting work at Christchurch Hospital. Kenneth McCaul was driving his Hyundai Grandeur when he was T-boned at the intersection of Glandovey and Idris roads in Fendalton about 4am on Tuesday. The impact shunted his car into

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