Tag: human rights

John Minto: Urewera 10 years on – any lessons to remember?

On the 10th anniversary of the Urewera raids we should recount the lessons – and we should remember. Breathless police and media commentary about a cocktail of napalm bombs, terrorist cells, guns, ammunition, Maori extremists, guerrilla warfare, assassination threats against politicians, greeted the public on the 15th October 2007. You name it – the police

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Press – ‘Editorial: Human rights are for all, including gang members’

National Party police spokeswoman Paula Bennett had a relatively simple job to do on Sunday – get up and make a policy statement which included a previously-announced plan to separate drug-dealing gang members from their guns. Instead, apparently in her enthusiasm to beat the law-and-order drum in an election campaign, Bennett ended up declaring that

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Human Rights Lawyers Association urges Prime Minister to lift refugee quota

Our friends in the Human Rights Lawyers Association have today written to the Prime Minister, calling for an increase in New Zealand’s refugee quota. The Aotearoa New Zealand Human Rights Lawyers Association (HRLA) has written to the Prime Minister in respect of the refugee crisis that is rapidly unfolding in Europe, and about what we

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Kris Gledhill book launch: Human Rights Acts: The Mechanisms Compared

Join us in celebrating the launch of Kris Gledhill’s new book: HUMAN RIGHTS ACTS: THE MECHANISMS COMPARED  Date: Tuesday 31 March Time: 5.30-7pm Venue: Law Student Centre, Level 2, Building 810, 1-10 Short Street Wine and canapés will be served to celebrate. RSVP: Khylee Quince – k.quince@auckland.ac.nz by Monday 30th March The aim of this book is

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Navi Pillay

Twenty Seconds on a 20-20 human rights vision for International Human Rights Day (10 December) from Navi Pillay: A 20-20 Human Rights Vision Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay for Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013 Twenty years ago, a historic document was adopted in Vienna. It crystallized the principle

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The HRF’s Tim McBride on International Day of Peace

United Nations International Day of Peace 21 September 2013 ‘Education for Peace’ gathering, St Heliers Community Centre   Organised by the Universal Peace Federation; the Peace Foundation; and the United Nations Association of NZ     ‘Commemorating Peace: A Human Rights Perspective’      Tim McBride   Auckland Human Rights Lawyer, Author, and Commentator Deputy-Chairperson,

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