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HRLA SUBMISSION ON THE MARITIME CRIMES AMENDMENT BILL

HRLA SUBMISSION ON THE MARITIME CRIMES AMENDMENT BILL

The HRLA has submitted to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee opposing the passage of the Maritime Crimes Amendment Bill.  When peaceful protest and activism are under threat, so too are human rights and civil liberties.  It is in this vein that the HRLA opposes the Bill's progression in its current form, with article 20 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and articles 21 and 25 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in issue.

Media release: Marine Legislation Bill strips the New Zealand public’s right to know about exploratory offshore oil drilling

Media release: Marine Legislation Bill strips the New Zealand public’s right to know about exploratory offshore oil drilling

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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.

HRLA submission on Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill

HRLA submission on Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill

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The HRLA reminds the Government that it is one of very few states that have not yet taken the step of requiring foreign vessels to reflag, and therefore New Zealand has already fallen behind the times. In light of the abuses that have already taken place in New Zealand waters, the Association encourages the Government to take fast and decisive action to prevent any further harm