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
When public services are contracted out, human rights (in this case equal pay and pay equity for 30,000 carers) go out the door with them… Judy McGregor: Mighty pay rise overlooks aged carers http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10876010
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
The HRF’s book: Law into Action: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Aotearoa New Zealand has just been reviewed by the Rt Hon Sir Edmund (Ted) Thomas, retired Judge of the Court of Appeal and former Acting Judge of the Supreme Court. Read the review. Order At: Thomson Reuters Published with the assistance of the New Zealand Law
Should gays and lesbians have the right to marry? Absolutely. Our human rights law says they should not be discriminated on the grounds of gender or sexual orientation. Gay and Lesbian New Zealanders should have all the rights that are available to any other adult. This is the only argument that matters.