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.
The Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill will dramatically erode human rights and civil liberties if passed in its current form, said the Human Rights Lawyer’s Association Aotearoa New Zealand (HRLA). The HRLA made a written submission to the...
We all love to eat, but make sure that as you celebrate World Food Day today you spare a thought today for those who don’t have enough to eat.
‘Across the world 842 million people still suffer from chronic malnutrition, including a growing number in the developed world’, said HRLA chairperson Edward Miller, ‘and the latest New Zealand food security study reported that less than 6 in 10 NZ households are food secure.’
Chairperson of the Aotearoa Human Rights Lawyers Association (HRLA) Edward Miller has expressed concerns about the process and human rights implications of the Marine Legislation Bill, which was amended yesterday and now heads toward its third reading.
New Zealanders pride themselves on striving to be a fair, humane and just society, and taking part in international efforts to ensure those same values across the world. Currently, New Zealand is a party to seven core international human rights treaties of the United Nations and has implemented various domestic laws in order to give the rights contained in these instruments explicit legal expression and protection.