The Wellington Branch of the New Zealand Law Society's Women in Law Committee is hosting Wellington lawyer, Sarah Cates, who will share her professional and personal insights and reflections following her sabbatical working in human rights in Colombia in the framework of the armed conflict. When? Wednesday, 7 June 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Russell McVeagh, Level 24, Vodafone Building, 157 Lambton Quay, Wellington CBD. RSVP your attendance ASAP by 5 June 2017 as seats are limited: WLCsarahcates@gmail.com
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 Association's AGM is one month away.
- Date: 25 February 2014
- Time: 7:00 pm
- Location: The University of Auckland
There will be time to mix and mingle from 7:00 pm, then HRLA Co-Chair David Tong will briefly discuss the human rights implications of the new Paris Climate Agreement, and then a brief annual general meeting.
Our friends in New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice have a Continuing Legal Education event coming up:
It has been five years since the Immigration Act was passed by the New Zealand Parliament. This symposium provides an opportunity for legal practitioners, decision and policy-makers, civil society organisations and community members to review how it operates in practice, whether it meets the needs of claimants and New Zealand’s obligations under the 1951 Refugee Convention
Our friends in New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice have a public presentation and discussion by International Disability Rights Experts Professor Michael Perlin & Attorney Yoshikazu Ikehara coming up.
“The CRPD”, they argue, “clearly establishes, through hard law, the international human and legal rights of persons with disabilities. In order for this Convention to be more than a mere paper victory, however, it must be enforced.
Join us in attending the launch of Human Rights Lawyers Association supporter and member Kris Gledhill's new book: 'Human Rights Acts: The Mechanisms Compared'.
Under s 18(3) of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 everyone has the right to leave New Zealand. By virtue of section 5 of BORA, that right may be subject to restrictions only if the limitations are prescribed by law and are demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society. Once a New Zealand citizen or resident has exercised her democratic right to leave New Zealand, it would seem obvious that she should be able to travel where she pleases without interference from our government. The problem with all this, however, is that:
- to be able to leave New Zealand and travel overseas, our hypothetical citizen needs a passport, or at least some form of travel document; and
- s 18 of BORA can be overridden by ordinary legislation enacted under urgency, via a simple majority in a unicameral legislature, without necessarily having full regard to what can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.
From 6.30 pm on Thursday 4 September 2014, the Human Rights Lawyers Association Aotearoa New Zealand will hold a political panel discussion followed by the Association's annual general meeting. This will take place at the University of Auckland. The precise venue will be confirmed shortly.
The subject of the panel discussion is New Zealand’s key human rights priorities for the next three years
The Human Rights Lawyers Association and the NZ Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice presents a public lecture by Rt Hon Helen Clark.
Kia ora koutou We are just two weeks away from our Annual General Meeting, and the Association has a lot coming up, including an address by Frances Joychild QC and a fundraiser film screening on Act of Killing.
The Association was founded on 26 June 2013, so celebrated its first anniversary a fortnight ago. This email therefore announces the Association's second Annual General Meeting (AGM) and calls for nominations for executive board members - as well as announcing an exciting fundraising event.
The inaugural HRLA AGM took place immediately after the talk, where an Executive Board was elected (check the "Who we are" section).
The Human Rights Lawyers Association is being formally launched at a public lecture by Judge Jonathan Moses on the importance of being a lawyer active in human rights, to which Grant Illingworth QC will add words of support. The lecture will be held on Thursday 26 Juneat 6.30pm at the Stone Lecture Theatre at the Faculty of Law, Level 3, 9 Eden Crescent. Drinks and nibbles from 6pm, Staff Common Room, Faculty of Law.