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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.
Now the Human Rights Lawyers Association and the Human Rights Foundation have weighed in, both writing to Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse. Lawyers Andrew Britton and David Tong, of the HRLA, criticised how changes...
A court in the Netherlands has told the Dutch government that it must do more to fight climate change. In a world-first decision, the court ruled that the government has a legally binding responsibility to lower its carbon emissions
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.
Edward Miller, chairperson of the Human Rights Lawyers’ Association (HRLA), says these changes violate the public’s right to participate in public affairs by making it more difficult to get information about exploratory drilling.
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.