Prisoners should be allowed to vote: HRF Submission on law change

Submission to the Law and Order Select Committee on the Electoral (Disqualification of Convicted Prisoners) Amendment Bill Introduction  This submission is by the Human Rights Foundation of Aotearoa New Zealand (“the HRF” or “the Foundation”), a non-governmental organisation. The HRF was established in December 2001 to promote and defend human rights through research-based education and

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Climate change is a matter of human rights, agrees UN

By Sébastien Duyck in Geneva   Last Thursday the Human Rights Council sent a strong signal to the ongoing climate negotiations by adopting by consensus a new resolution on climate change and human rights.   The resolution, championed by Bangladesh and the Philippines, emphasizes the importance of addressing the adverse consequences of climate change for the human

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