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Stuff: Operation Burnham: Lawyer for Afghan villagers seeks a halt to closed hearings

The $7 million Operation Burnham inquiry is facing another hurdle as lawyers for the Afghan villagers ask for details of witnesses to be disclosed. The controversial inquiry, which is inspecting claims made in the book Hit & Run that SAS soldiers killed six civilians in the 2010 operation, has been heard mostly behind closed doors. Lawyers for the

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Stuff: Protesters target Hit & Run inquiry with huge ‘farce’ banner

A resounding vote of no confidence met those arriving at the public hearing into the SAS’s role in deaths of six Afghan civilians with a large banner claiming the inquiry is a “farce”. Former Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Sir Terence Arnold, a retired Supreme Court judge, are chairing an inquiry into claims made in the Hit &

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Radio NZ: Human Rights Foundation calls for open inquiry into shootings

The Human Rights Foundation is calling for an open and transparent inquiry into last Friday’s attacks. The letter to the Attorney General signed by foundation chairperson Peter Hosking said they had persistently raised concerns with government agencies about increasing Islamophobia in New Zealand and internationally. “And raising concerns about intrusion into the civil liberties and

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Radio NZ: SIS accused of breaching NZ Muslims’ rights: It’s ‘unethical, misleading’, says critic

The Human Rights Foundation has released research to RNZ it says backs up its demands for an open and transparent inquiry into the security agencies and the terror attacks. The research shows the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (SIS) used informal chats and offers of payment to young men, who were not advised of their

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And you think maybe this is not home: NZ Muslim Community experiences with New Zealand Authorities

In 2016 and 2017, the Human Rights Foundation worked with the Muslim community in New Zealand. Our work aimed to to facilitate effective dialogue between the Muslim community and relevant authorities, related particularly to the sharing of internet and social media content. An informal pilot survey identified various needs and concerns of the community about

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