On Human Rights Day, Twenty Seconds on the UDHR, Eleanor Roosevelt, and NZ’s role in the Declaration

Eleanor Roosevelt holding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. While Eleanor Roosevelt is rightly lauded for her leadership, New Zealand played a key role

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HRF Joint Statement with Amnesty and others opposing urgency on Terrorist Fighters legislation

A joint statement by over 20 organisations has been delivered to all political parties highlighting concerns with the Government’s proposed Foreign Fighters Bill. A broad coalition of New Zealand’s leading academics and human rights, legal and migrant organisations today called on the Government to delay the passage of its proposed anti-terror laws to allow more

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Amnesty International: Government must allow further scrutiny of Countering Terrorist Fighters Bill

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 27 November 2014 Government must allow further scrutiny of Countering Terrorist Fighters Bill As the New Zealand government seeks to rush new through new anti-terror legislation, Amnesty International is raising grave concerns over the speed at which the Bill is being rushed through Parliament and is calling for an extension to

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It’s Tonight: Nicky Hager speaks at HRF AGM 21 October

Investigative Journalist, Nicky Hager, will speak at the Human Rights Foundation’s AGM tonight Date: Tuesday 21 October 2014 at 6.00pm Venue: Pioneer Women’s Hall 2 Freyberg Place Auckland Central (Drinks and nibbles from 5.30pm) All welcome. If you wish, you can join the Human Rights Foundation online at www.humanrightsfoundation.wordpress.com or join or renew membership at the meeting.