WHAT WE DO
The Association is a non-partisan independent group dedicated to the study and advancement of human rights in New Zealand and abroad. To this end, we:
engage in educational projects (included, but not limited to, Continued Legal Education courses);
provide amicus briefs;
assist in legal analysis and in the drafting of reports on human rights issues by other organisations;
draft submissions to highlight the human rights aspects of proposed legislative changes; and
undertake shadow reporting for international organisations.
We are a charitable incorporated society governed by an Advisory Council and Executive Board.
The new Board of the Association will shortly update current Board Member profiles.
Samantha is a lawyer based in Auckland. Over her career, she has practised as a civil litigator in Auckland and Crown Prosecutor in New Plymouth and Wellington. Samantha's interest in human rights traces back to her internship at the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials at the Office of the Prosecutors of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia. There she worked on 'case 002' - the trial of two senior leaders of the Democratic Kampuchea. Samantha is presently reading towards a LLM degree part-time through the University of Auckland with a focus on international human rights. She holds BA and LLB degrees from the University of Canterbury.
HRLANZ is proud to be affiliated with the New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice and the Human Rights Foundation. We also support the New Zealand Human Rights Blog.