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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UN Treaty to regulate the international trade in conventional arms

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=44539&Cr=arms+trade&Cr1 The UN General Assembly has adopted a treaty to regulate the international trade in conventional arms. It prohibits the sale of arms if there is a risk that the weapons could be used to commit or facilitate serious violations of international humanitarian or human rights law. The treaty applies to all conventional arms within

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United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Rights committee issues

United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Rights committee issues concluding observations on New Zealand Government’s report – 22 May 2012 The UN ESCR Committee has both positive and negative comments about New Zealand’s performance in its latest observations on New Zealand’s performance under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Under this international

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