Category: Media Releases

Operation Burham 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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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

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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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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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