WE ARE A NON-PARTISAN INDEPENDENT GROUP OF LAWYERS, ACADEMICS AND LAW STUDENTS DEDICATED TO THE STUDY AND ADVANCEMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS.
The Aoteoroa New Zealand Human Rights Lawyers Association strongly supports the recent letter by the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights that urges the Prime Minister and the Minister for Immigration to take action and follow up on the Government's earlier offer to resettle asylum seekers presently on Nauru and Manus Island.
The HRLA has submitted to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee opposing the passage of the Maritime Crimes Amendment Bill. When peaceful protest and activism are under threat, so too are human rights and civil liberties. It is in this vein that the HRLA opposes the Bill's progression in its current form, with article 20 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and articles 21 and 25 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in issue.
The New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy & Practice and the Human Rights Commission invites you to a public lecture by Brent Wilton, Coca-Cola’s Director of Global Workplace Rights. Drawing on extensive international experience, he considers the economic advantages and benefits to businesses of actively respecting human rights and the cost of not doing so.
Date: Wednesday 10 August 2016
Time: 6 - 7pm
Venue: Old Government House Lecture Theatre 102-636
Cnr of Princes Street and Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland
Our partners in the New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy & Practice are hosting a public lecture by Professor Dean Lorne Sossin, from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Canada, on Indigenous Administrative Law.
Today 26 organisations and 5 independent experts from across the youth, justice and disability sectors have joined together to call on the Government to raise the age of youth justice in Aotearoa.
AUT Law School is hosting an Employment Law Forum on 25 May 2016 featuring an address by Dr Tarunabh Khaitan, Law Fellow at Wadham College, University of Oxford and panel commentary by human rights specialists, Associate Professor Kris Gledhill, AUT Law School and Dr Jane Norton, University of Auckland Law School.
Our partners in the New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy & Practice is co-hosting a panel of international experts who will explore what role New Zealand can play to support regional protection for refugee children across Asia-Pacific.
Professor Clément Clément asks is human rights transformative? Are we more equal today? Clément explores the historical origins of human rights law, politics and activism in Canada. He focuses on sex discrimination and recent controversial cases that have contributed to a backlash that has led to several regressive legal reforms.
With our Annual General Meeting approaching on 25 February 2016, HRLA has today published its 2014-2015 Annual Report, and the Agenda and other AGM documents.
The Aotearoa Human Rights Lawyers Association welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on New Zealand’s draft Eighth Periodic Report on the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.