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Media Release: NZ Government must act to protect asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island

Media Release: NZ Government must act to protect asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island

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. 

Radio New Zealand covers our International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights submission

Radio New Zealand covers our International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights submission

A group of lawyers says the Crown shouldn't be in charge of funding the Waitangi Tribunal. The Human Rights Lawyers Association complained of what it called a power imbalance between the Crown and Māori groups.The lawyers said there was an inherent tension because the Crown must contribute funds to Māori in order to prosecute claims against the Crown.

HRLA on Radio NZ: Iwi need to know about oil drilling law change - lawyer

HRLA on Radio NZ: Iwi need to know about oil drilling law change - lawyer

Iwi need to know about oil drilling law change - lawyer

A human rights lawyer is calling on iwi to be alert to proposed changes to the legislation covering the Exclusive Economic Zone - the area of sea from 12 to 200 nautical miles offshore.