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Media Release: Major Concerns with GCSB Amendment Bill

The Human Rights Foundation has told the Intelligence and Security Committee that it has major concerns regarding aspects of the Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill 2013. Under the bill the GCSB will be entitled to keep under surveillance NZ citizens and permanent residents in certain circumstances that are not permitted at

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HRF’s Tim McBride introduces the inaugural UNESCO (NZ) Freedom of Expression Lecture by Professor Mark Pearson

Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou, katoa UNESCO is the only UN agency with a specific mandate to defend freedom of expression and press freedom. It is one of the organisation’s overarching goals. UNESCO’s constitution, adopted in November 1945, states that the organisation will ‘collaborate in the work of advancing mutual knowledge and understanding of

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Media release: Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave) Amendment Bill

The Human Rights Foundation has told the Government Administration Select Committee that it supports the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave) Amendment Bill.  For the HRF, Geraldine Whiteford told the Select Committee that enacting the Bill will promote the health and well being of working mothers and their babies, enhance the rights

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United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Rights committee issues

United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Rights committee issues concluding observations on New Zealand Government’s report – 22 May 2012 The UN ESCR Committee has both positive and negative comments about New Zealand’s performance in its latest observations on New Zealand’s performance under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Under this international

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