Media release: Human Rights Amendment Bill 2013

Independence  The Human Rights Foundation has told the Justice and Electoral Select Committee that it strongly opposes changes to the Human Rights Act that would require the Chief Commissioner to consult the Minister of Justice about its priorities. “It should be entirely for the Commission or the Chief Commissioner to decide whether a particular human … Continue reading Media release: Human Rights Amendment Bill 2013

Media release: Human Rights Foundation calls for review of Family Court processes for protecting children and women

The Human Rights Foundation is calling for a review, involving all parties, of the Family Court processes for protecting children and women. HRF Chair Peter Hosking says today’s Newsroom report is another wake-up call for the authorities. “HRF lawyers practicing in the Family Court report similar incidents”, he says. “The Family Court has failed to … Continue reading Media release: Human Rights Foundation calls for review of Family Court processes for protecting children and women

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 … Continue reading Media Release: Major Concerns with GCSB Amendment Bill

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