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 or join or renew membership at the meeting.


HRF AGM will be held on Tuesday 21 October 2014 at 6.00pm Venue: Pioneer Women’s Hall 2 Freyberg Place Auckland Central (Drinks and nibbles from 5.30pm) Guest Speaker: Nicky Hager Investigative Journalist, Author of Dirty Politics

Election Human Rights Issues: Redress to Tuhoe Community

(1) Ensure that the NZ Police accept and implement all the recommendations of the Independent Police Conduct Authority report on “Operation Eight”. (2) Compensate adequately all those subjected to unlawful, unjustified or unreasonable conduct on the part of the Police during “Operation Eight”. Green Party Support fully. We believe that there are important lessons to

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Election Human Rights Priorities: Recognise the Right to a Safe Environment

(1) Adopt a rights-based approach to climate change policy at home and abroad, including by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to safe levels that are consistent with the full enjoyment of human rights and setting a binding emissions reduction target (2) Re-enter the Second Commitment Period of the Kyoto Protocol and return New Zealand’s emissions trading

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Election Human Rights Priorities: A Human Rights Savvy Parliament and More Independently Appointed Human Rights Commissioners

(1) Establish a Parliamentary Select Committee for Human Rights (2) Procedurally entrench the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 (NZBORA) and Human Rights Act 1993 and provide for them to over-ride ordinary statutes (3) Establish a Human Rights Commissioner appointment process that involves the Opposition or Parliament, possibly as one responsibility of a Parliamentary

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Election Human Rights Priority: Include Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Bill of Rights

(1) Incorporate all rights enshrined in international human rights instruments to which New Zealand is a party, including economic, social and cultural rights, into domestic law, including NZBORA, to ensure these rights are enforceable in New Zealand courts (2) Develop and implement a national housing action plan that guarantees to all New Zealand citizens and

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Election Human Rights Priorities: Respect Refugee Convention

Repeal or amend the Immigration (Mass Arrivals) Amendment Act 2013 to ensure that it accords with international human rights obligations, in particular the Refugee Convention. Decline to cooperate in requests to transfer asylum seekers to detention centres in third countries Green Party Support fully. The Green Party voted against the Mass Arrivals Bill. We will honour New Zealand’s obligations to the Convention

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