Consultation on economic, social and cultural rights parallel report to UN committee|Auckland, Wed 13/12, 6pm

Kia ora koutou Invitation to consultation on economic, social and cultural rights parallel report to United Nations committee; meeting in Auckland Wednesday 13 December 6pm In March 2018, the UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will examine the government’s report on New Zealand’s performance under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural … Continue reading Consultation on economic, social and cultural rights parallel report to UN committee|Auckland, Wed 13/12, 6pm

It’s Our Future: Tonight’s MFAT’s Auckland TPPA Meeting Livestreamed

This week David Parker and MFAT are leading a series of meetings around the country to discuss the TPPA. The meetings  kicked off in Dunedin last night, Auckland tonight, Tauranga tomorrow and Hamilton on Thursday see here for more details. In collaboration with The Daily Blog, It's Our Future is able to livestream tonight's Auckland meeting. The meeting starts … Continue reading It’s Our Future: Tonight’s MFAT’s Auckland TPPA Meeting Livestreamed

Lynda Hagen: Lifting our human rights game

New Zealand’s parliamentary scrutiny of its international human rights obligations will be evaluated in a new Law Foundation-backed study. This follows criticism that New Zealand is lagging behind countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia in formally monitoring compliance with human rights treaties. ... Shadow Reports The Law Foundation recently awarded two new … Continue reading Lynda Hagen: Lifting our human rights game

UNHCR: Immediate action needed to avert further harm and tragedy on Manus Island

UNHCR is deeply disturbed by the forcible removal of refugees and asylum-seekers from the former ‘Regional Processing Centre’ on Manus Island today. The beating of refugees and asylum-seekers by uniformed officers with metal poles, shown by footage released today, is both shocking and inexcusable. UNHCR staff remain on the ground on Manus Island, where limited … Continue reading UNHCR: Immediate action needed to avert further harm and tragedy on Manus Island

We have a new government. Now what for the Foundation?

Another general election has been and gone, with a new government formed to take us through the next three years. Ced Simpson has compiled the following issues that we need to ensure are minimal steps for the new government to take in order to give effect to our international human rights obligations: full and effective incorporation of … Continue reading We have a new government. Now what for the Foundation?

Introducing our Muslim Community Rights Project

The HRF is currently carrying out a project to address concerns among New Zealand’s Muslim community about the treatment that community members frequently receive from security authorities and customs officers when entering the country. Funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation, the project is focussed on the treatment of Muslim travellers during airport security checks … Continue reading Introducing our Muslim Community Rights Project

NZ Herald: Government to talk to NZDF about Hit & Run allegations

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says her Government will look further into allegations about SAS actions in Afghanistan. Labour, New Zealand First and the Green Party all called for an inquiry into the allegations, outlined in the book Hit & Run, by journalists Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson. Hit & Run claims six civilians were killed … Continue reading NZ Herald: Government to talk to NZDF about Hit & Run allegations