HRF’s Tim McBride introduces the inaugural UNESCO (NZ) Freedom of Expression Lecture by Professor Mark Pearson

Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou, katoa UNESCO is the only UN agency with a specific mandate to defend freedom of expression and press freedom. It is one of the organisation’s overarching goals. UNESCO’s constitution, adopted in November 1945, states that the organisation will ‘collaborate in the work of advancing mutual knowledge and understanding of

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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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The HRF has been awarded the inaugural NZ Law Foundation Shadow Report Award on 29 November 2012.

New Zealand has been an active supporter of human rights legal development internationally, and the Law Foundation has often backed work in this area. Earlier this year the Law Foundation launched a new human rights award – the New Zealand Law Foundation Shadow Report Award, supporting people or organisations preparing shadow reports for presentation at

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