HRLA Open Letter to Prime Minister: Human rights and the refugee quota

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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 believe human rights should mean for New Zealand’s annual refugee quota policy.

Human rights are universal  – they speak to the world in which we want to live – one  that seeks of peace, equality, freedom and opportunity, the recognition of the inherent dignity of every person.  Equally important, by design, human rights should apply to us all, irrespective of location.

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Image used under a Creative Commons licence: 'Syrian Refugee' by Bengin Ahmad is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.