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  • Information for NGOs: UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will consider the government's performance during its 93rd Session in August 2017, Peace Movement Aotearoa, June 2017
  • UN Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, second negotiating session: 15 June - 7 July 2017
  • UN Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, first negotiating session: 27 - 31 March 2017
  • Negotiations for a global ban on nuclear weapons are on the way, iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand, 28 October 2016
  • Independence Day 2016, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 28 October 2016
  • Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities comes into effect in New Zealand, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 28 October 2016
  • Moana Jackson: 'Race, power and prisons', Peace Movement Aotearoa forum in Wellington on 25 October 2016 - Facebook event - A4 poster
  • New Zealand children: UN Committee "deeply concerned" - UN Committee expresses deep concern about the enduring high prevalence of poverty among children and a range of other issues, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 10 October 2016 - on Facebook - formatted for printing
  • UN Committee on the Rights of the Child considers New Zealand’s performance, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 15 September 2016 - on Facebook - formatted for printing
  • UN Committees assess New Zealand's human rights performance under the ICCPR and the ICESCR, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 1 April 2016 - on Facebook - formatted for printing
  • UN Human Rights Committee examines NZ's performance next week, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 11 March 2016
  • Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 1 March 2016
  • We support the Treaty: TPPA / Waitangi Day, Peace Movement Aotearoa / Quaker Treaty Relationships Group, February 2016
  • RNZ Interview: Families vs frigate combat upgrade, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 5 February 2016
  • TPPA vs Military Spending, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 3 February 2016
  • He Whakaaro Here Whakaumu Mo Aotearoa: The Report of Matike Mai Aotearoa - The Independent Working Group on Constitutional Transformation, January 2016
  • Banning nuclear weapons, killer robots and explosive weapons: humanitarian disarmament forum, Wellington, 21 December 2015 - on Facebook - A4 poster
  • Urgent appeal for support, Peace Movement Aotearoa, December 2015
  • Applications for 2016 Peace Scholarships open on Human Rights Day, White Poppies for Peace, 10 December 2015
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2015
  • Military Expenditure, Public Spending and the Rights of the Child - Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on Draft General Comment on Article 4 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Public Spending, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 1 December 2015
  • Human rights and climate change, OHCHR, 1 December 2015
  • Solidarity with West Papua on 1 December in Aotearoa New Zealand, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 1 December 2015 - Photo album
  • Preliminary Analysis: New Zealand National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 23 October 2015 - On Facebook - Formatted for printing
  • Submissions due: Draft government report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, deadline is 28 September 2015
  • Banning nuclear weapons, killer robots and explosive weapons: humanitarian disarmament forum in Wellington on 24 August 2015 - on Facebook - A4 poster
  • High Court decision on prisoners' right to vote, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 24 July 2015
  • Submission to the Human Rights Committee for the General Discussion on Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Right to Life, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 26 June 2015
  • Public consultation: Defence White Paper 2015, Peace Movement Aotearoa, June 2015
        - submissions are due on 22 June 2015
  • Implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Implications for Aotearoa New Zealand, public lecture by Professor James Anaya, 11 June 2015
        - A4 poster   - On Facebook
  • Committee Against Torture: Concluding Observations on New Zealand, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 16 May 2015 - Formatted for printing - On Facebook
  • International Conscientious Objection Day, War Resisters International, 15 May 2015
  • UN Committee Against Torture assesses NZ tomorrow, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 20 April 2015 - Formatted for printing - On Facebook - On Scoop
  • Military deployment in Iraq? Not In Our Name, Peace Movement Aotearoa, February 2015
  • Updated 'Treaty of Waitangi: Questions and Answers' released, Network Waitangi, 5 February 2015
  • Applications for 2015 Peace Scholarships open on Human Rights Day, White Poppies for Peace, 9 December 2014   - On Facebook   - On Scoop   - Formatted for printing
  • Legislation "a travesty of democratic process", Peace Movement Aotearoa, 27 November 2014 - on Facebook - on Scoop
  • Submission: Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 27 November 2014
  • Urgent Action Alert: Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill - 24 hours for public submissions, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 26 November 2014
  • World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, 22 and 23 September 2014
        - information and links     - photos
  • Disability rights: UN Committee examines NZ's performance next week, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 11 September 2014
  • Report on New Zealand released, UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 28 August 2014
        - comment on Facebook   - read the report
  • Adoption of the Outcome Report of the second Universal Periodic Review of New Zealand, 19 June 2014
  • NZ human rights report to be adopted tomorrow, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 18 June 2014
  • Universal Periodic Review: NZ government's response released, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 21 May 2014 - web page - Facebook
  • Institutional racism in the criminal justice system, interview with Kim Workman (Rethinking Crime and Punishment) and links to more information, 9 April 2014
  • Statement on New Zealand, UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, 7 April 2014
  • Global Day of Action on Military Spending 2014: details for Aotearoa New Zealand, Peace Movement Aotearoa, April 2014
  • Visit: UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane, 3 to 10 April 2014
  • Arbitrary Detention: UN expert group launches first information-gathering visit to New Zealand, OHCHR, 19 March 2014
  • Waihopai Ploughshares: Crown drops damages claim, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 5 February 2014 - Facebook - Formatted for printing
  • Preliminary analysis of NZ’s Universal Periodic Review Outcome, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 30 January 2014 - formatted for printing - on Facebook
  • Updates on New Zealand's second Universal Periodic Review, Peace Movement Aotearoa, January - February 2014
  • UN to examine NZ's human rights performance next week, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 24 January 2014 - Facebook - Scoop - Fuseworks Media - Yahoo News - Formatted for printing
  • World War One anniversary discussion meetings, Peace Movement Aotearoa, Ongoing
  • International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, 9 August 2013
  • Support the Treaty: Submissions due 31 July 2013, Peace Movement Aotearoa, July 2013
  • Universal Periodic Review of New Zealand government's performance on human rights, Peace Movement Aotearoa - the deadline for NGO reports is 17 June 2013
  • Call for action: Support the Treaty, June 2013   - Web page   - On Facebook
  • Letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs re UN Human Rights Council and lethal autonomous robotics, Aotearoa New Zealand Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, 23 May 2013   - Report on lethal autonomous robotics, UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions (A/HRC/23/47, 2013)
  • Report into Operation Eight finds Police acted unlawfully, Independent Police Conduct Authority, 22 May 2013
  • Racial Discrimination: UN Committee recommendations on New Zealand, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 2 March 2013   - Formatted   - On Facebook   - Yahoo News
  • UN Committee examines NZ government's performance on racial discrimination, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 20 February 2013 - Background information   - Information on the 82nd session. Media release - on Facebook   - on Scoop
  • UN Committee examines NZ government's performance on racial discrimination, Peace Movement Aotearoa, December 2012 - the deadline for NGO reports is 31 January 2013
  • New resource Time for change: A framework for community discussion on values-based and Treaty-based constitutional arrangements, Peace Movement Aotearoa, December 2012 - webpage - on Facebook
  • Applications for 2013 White Poppy Peace Scholarships open on Human Rights Day, White Poppies for Peace, 10 December 2012   - Facebook   - Formatted document
  • West Papua Independence Day: Solidarity with West Papua in Wellington on 29 November 2012   - Details on Facebook   - A4 poster   - Photos

  • West Papua, gender and human rights: a special discussion forum with Frederika (Rika) Korain, Va'aomanu Pasifika / Pacific Studies Programme and Peace Movement Aotearoa, in Wellington on 20 November 2012
  • WAI 2358: Interim Report on the National Freshwater and Geothermal Resources Claim, Waitangi Tribunal, 24 August 2012
  • NGO opportunities: UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 2012 NZ Diversity Forum, August 2012
  • Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: New Zealand, CEDAW/C/NZL/CO/7, 27 July 2012

  • Letter to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination re the Immigration Amendment Bill 2012, Refugee Council of New Zealand, 16 July 2012
  • UN report: government's performance on economic, social and cultural rights, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 22 May 2012 - also available on Scoop
  • Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Bill, some comments about the Bill are available here, see pages 27 to 32 - deadline is Friday, 13 April 2012
  • Submissions on the Mixed Ownership Model Bill - deadline is Friday, 13 April 2012
  • NGO information for the 48th session of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 5 April 2012
  • Submission on SOE privatisation (mixed ownership model), Peace Movement Aotearoa, 22 February 2012
  • Ten Things You Should Know About the Government's Proposal to Partially Privatize State Assets, Carwyn Jones, 16 February 2012
  • Template submissions for Maori to use regarding the partial privatisation of power generating state owned enterprises, Te Kawa a Maui, 13 February 2012
        - A concise version   - An extensive version
  • Submissions on SOE privatisation (mixed ownership model) - deadline is 22 February 2012
  • Information for NGOs: Draft government report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Peace Movement Aotearoa - deadline is 30 September 2011
  • Statement from the West Papua solidarity gathering at Nga Wai o Horotiu, Tamaki Makaurau / Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand, 8 September 2011 - text - pdf
  • Government Constitutional Advisory Panel announced, 4 August 2011 - updates, comments and resources on constitutional transformation and the government's constitutional review are available on this page
  • WAI 262 report: Links and Waitangi Tribunal media release, 2 July 2011
  • UN NGO Consultation on the relationship between human rights and the environment, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - deadline is Friday, 10 June 2011
  • UN NGO Consultation on the Right to Peace, UN Human Rights Council, closing date is Friday, 27 May 2011
  • UN Committee examines NZ government's performance on economic, social and cultural rights, Peace Movement Aotearoa, May 2011
  • Global Day of Action on Military Spending: 12 April 2011, Peace Movement Aotearoa
  • 'Law into Action: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Aotearoa New Zealand', Human Rights Foundation, 16 March 2011
  • The situation of Maori people in New Zealand: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya, 17 February 2011
  • UN Committee on the Rights of the Child: Concluding Observations on New Zealand released, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 5 February 2011
  • UN Committee examines NZ government's performance on child rights, January 2011
  • Private prison contract goes to nuclear weapons company, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 14 December 2010
  • Constitutional issues review announced, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 8 December 2010
  • NZ Security Intelligence Service Amendment Bill 2010, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 6 December 2010
  • Solidarity with West Papua on 1 December 2010, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 29 November 2010 - updated with photos on 1 December
  • Reminder: submissions on the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill - the closing date is Friday, 19 November 2010
  • NZ Press Council Ruling on the NZ Herald's coverage of the UN Human Rights Committee, Case number 2130, August 2010
  • Visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous People, 18 to 23 July 2010
  • Making the Declaration Work: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, edited by Claire Charters and Rodolfo Stavenhagen, IWGIA, December 2009 - more copies now available, July 2010
  • Foreshore and Seabed Act repeal: commentary and resources, Peace Movement Aotearoa, ongoing
  • UN Committee examines NZ government's performance on civil and political rights, Peace Movement Aotearoa, March 2010
  • Solidarity with West Papua on 1 December 2009, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 27 November 2009 - updated with photos
  • NGO oral interventions to the UN Human Rights Council on New Zealand's Universal Periodic Review, 24 September 2009:

  • A primer on making written submissions to the Ministerial Foreshore and Seabed Review Panel, Moana Jackson, April 2009
  • Submissions due: Foreshore and Seabed Act Ministerial Review, Peace Movement Aotearoa, April 2009
  • UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples' petition to parliament - the first presentation of signatures to parliament was on 10 December 2008, the final deadline for return of signatures is 15 April 2009. Please note, signatures must be submitted on the printed form or they will not be accepted by the Office of the Clerk. If you have any difficulty opening or printing this petition, please contact us and we will post copies to you.
  • Campaign Against the Taser to monitor taser use after rollout, Campaign Against the Taser, 12 December 2008
  • Act now to support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Peace Movement Aotearoa, updated 11 December 2008
  • UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples' petition: presentation to parliament on Human Rights Day, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 10 December 2008 - photos and speech notes
  • Universal Periodic Review: submissions on the NZ government's human rights record - deadlines are: Thursday, 23 October for joint NGO submissions; Monday, 10 November for single NGO submissions
  • Act now to support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 13 September 2008 - see updated edition, December 2008, above
  • Taser decision unprincipled and dangerous, Campaign Against the Taser, 29 August 2008
  • International Day of the World's Indigenous People, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 8 August 2008
  • Investing in whose future? NZ Super Fund invests in cluster munitions, nuclear weapons and human rights violations, No WARP! April 2008 - if you have any difficulty opening or printing this leaflet, please contact us and we will post copies to you
  • Act now! NZ Superannuation Fund investments in death and destruction, No WARP! 15 April 2008 - if you have any difficulty opening or printing this action alert, please contact us and we will post copies to you
  • Act now: taser gun decision due soon, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 20 December 2007
  • NZ 'terrorism': human rights violations, Contribution to 'Burn this CD: Responses to October 15', Peace Movement Aotearoa, December 2007
  • Stun guns in Aotearoa New Zealand? The shocking trial. A Report on the New Zealand Police Taser Trial, 1 September 2006 - 1 September 2007, Campaign Against the Taser, December 2007
  • Campaign Against the Taser releases report on Taser trial, 14 December 2007
  • Weaving web of secrecy is ‘playing with fire’, Syed Akbar Kamal, 5 December 2007
  • The role of non-governmental organisations in defending human rights: Reflections on the Zaoui case - with guest speakers Deborah Manning and Ahmed Zaoui, at the Human Rights Foundation AGM, 4 December 2007 in Auckland
  • Anti-terrorism law, dawn raids, and human rights - a public meeting with guest speaker Moana Jackson, 28 November 2007 in Lower Hutt
  • Labour votes Treaty out again says Maori Party, Te Ururoa Flavell, 16 November 2007
  • Terrorism law change boosts PM's powers, Dominion Post, 14 November 2007
  • Police may get more scope to bug phones, The Dominion Post, 13 November 2007
  • 'Terror' raids: human rights in Aotearoa hui, 3 and 4 November, at Tapu Te Ranga Marae, Wellington
  • Reports of errors in US database, Hank Schouten, 30 October 2007
  • Concern over removal of natural justice from Immigration Bill, Caritas Aotearoa, 26 October 2007
  • NZ "terrorism" in perspective, started 15 October 2007 - ongoing
  • Anti-terror law change 'fascist', Dominion Post, 25 October 2007
  • Counter-terrorism law changes pass second reading, Radio NZ, 25 October 2007
  • Submissions due: Immigration Bill 2007, closing date is Friday, 2 November 2007
  • Public meeting called to discuss draconian Immigration Bill, Human Rights Foundation, Amnesty International and the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand, 2 October 2007
  • Case against arming police, John Minto, 1 October 2007
  • Zaoui – The Final Chapter? Gordon Campbell, 14 September 2007
  • NZ votes against indigenous peoples' rights at the UN as Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is adopted by overwhelming majority, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 14 September 2007 - includes UN News article and UN DPI summary of NZ government's statement
  • On the International Day of the World's Indigenous People, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 9 August 2007 - includes an update on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and information on NZ government investments in companies involved in the violation of indigenous peoples' human rights
  • The new Immigration Bill and the Zaoui case, Gordon Campbell, 9 August 2007
  • Commission urges full review of terrorism legislation, Human Rights Commission, 9 August 2007
  • Submission on Terrorism Suppression Amendment Bill, New Zealand Law Society, 8 August 2007
  • UN Committee examines NZ government's performance on racial discrimination, 29 July 2007, with updates from 30 July onwards
  • Report on Search And Surveillance Powers, Law Commission, 30 June 2007
  • High Court bypassed under new anti-terror Bill, Joseph Barratt, 27 June 2007
  • Act now! UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 15 June 2007   - html version     - pdf version
  • Human rights eroded in the name of counter-terrorism, New Zealand Law Foundation, 5 June 2007
  • New anti-terrorism legislation a threat to academic freedom says AUS, Association of University Staff, 24 May 2007
  • Terrorism amendment bill a threat to our civil liberties, John Minto, 14 May 2007
  • Resistance: An Indigenous Response to Neoliberalism, launched 1 May 2007
  • Repeal Section 59 of the Crimes Act, ongoing
  • 'Negligent Neighbour: NZ's complicity in the invasion and occupation of Timor-Leste', by Maire Leadbeater, released 12 February 2007
  • On Waitangi Day: fly the Maori Flag / Maori flags over Aotearoa, Te Tino Toa, 1 February 2007

        2006

  • Submissions: Education Curriculum and the Treaty of Waitangi - due 30 November 2006
  • Submissions on the Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi Deletion Bill - due 20 October 2006
  • Submissions on Treaty claims deadline - due 18 August 2006
  • Act today for indigenous peoples' rights, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 27 June 2006 (updated 29 June)
  • 'Mission to New Zealand' - Report of Rodolfo Stavenhagen, the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples, dated 13 March 2006, released 4 April 2006
  • Act now! for Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 8 March 2006     - html version     - pdf version
  • NZ SAS deployments to Afghanistan breach defence policy on human rights, Peace Movement Aotearoa leaflet updated March 2006
  • Violence against children - repeal Section 59 of the Crimes Act: submissions on the Crimes (Abolition of Force as a Justification for Child Discipline) Amendment Bill, deadline 28 February 2006
  •     2005


  • NZ Nukes Indigenous Peoples Right to Self-Determination at the UN, American Indian Law Alliance, 14 December 2005
  • NZ SAS deployment breaches defence policy on human rights, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 2 June 2005
  • United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) critical of Foreshore and Seabed Act; plus response to the CERD decision, March 2005
  •     2004

  • 'New' policy: unfair, unjust and unnecessary, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 7 April 2004
  • Big Brother is watching ... and photographing ... and fingerprinting, Keith Locke,4 April 2004
  • Big brother is in the house, Gordon Campbell, 3 April 2004
  • Passports Act changes pose threat to citizenship rights, Keith Locke, 28 March 2004
  • Alert! NZ military escalation in Afghanistan, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 9 March 2004
  • WAI 1071 Waitangi Tribunal Report on the Foreshore and Seabed, 8 March 2004
  • Letter to Helen Clark 'Foreshore and seabed: protecting both public access and customary rights', Human Rights Commission, released in January 2004
  •     2003

  • Government foreshore and seabed policy breaches basic human rights, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 23 December 2003
  • No raupatu in our time! Peace Movement Aotearoa, 28 October 2003
  • Police put in big effort to counter terrorism, NZPA, 21 October 2003
  • Zaoui plays touch as lawyers prepare high court bid, NZPA, 20 October 2003
  • Security risk law seriously flawed, NZ Herald Editorial, 18 October 2003
  • Zaoui supporters slam Dalziel claims, Catherine Masters, 18 October 2003
  • Minister blames Zaoui's lawyers for asylum delays, NZPA, 17 October 2003
  • Move ends Zaoui's isolation, Catherine Masters, 17 October 2003
  • Zaoui takes freedom bid to High Court, Catherine Masters, 16 October 2003
  • Friend shocked at Zaoui's state, Catherine Masters, 14 October 2003
  • Zaoui victim of mental torture, Keith Locke, 6 October 2003
  • Act now! Foreshore and Seabed Submissions, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 29 September 2003
  • Tariana Turia interview on racism and Paul Holmes' 'cheeky darkie' comments, 26 September 2003
  • Corrections Bill axes Maori participation in prisons, Iwi Whanui O Tamaki Makaurau, 18 September 2003
  • The Border Security Bill: Unnecessary and Undesirable - A Submission to the Government Services Committee, Dr David Small, presented on 11 September 2003

  • Submissions on 'Foreshore and seabed: protecting public access and customary rights', 18 August 2003
  • Some Core Values for Resolving the Foreshore and Seabed Issue, Te Hau Tikanga, the Maori Law Commission, 16 August 2003
  • Discussion framework on customary rights to the foreshore and seabed, Te Ope Mana a Tai, 16 August 2003
  • The running man - will Ahmed Zaoui, despite being granted refugee status, ultimately be the victim of political calculations? Alistair Bone, 16 August 2003
  • Press Release: Foreshore and Seabed - Draft Principles, Te Tau Ihu Iwi, 11 August 2003
  • Act now for Ahmed Zaoui, Anglican Social Justice Commission / Peace Movement Aotearoa, 7 August 2003
  • Police name suppression bill passes first hurdle, NZPA, 31 July 2003
  • Maori Call for Informed Debate On Foreshore Issues - 'Te Takutai Moana' released today, Annette Sykes and Leonie Pihama, 30 July 2003
  • Pakeha support Maori customary title - Open letter to Helen Clark, Margaret Wilson, and Michael Cullen, 28 July 2003
  • Support the Paeroa Declaration, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 14 July 2003
  • Waitara shooting behind changes, NZPA, 15 May 2003
  • Alert! the 2003 land confiscation plan, Peace Movement Aotearoa, June / July 2003
  • Counter Terrorism Bill - submissions due on 9 May 2003
  •     2002

  • Treatment of refugees scrutinised, Helen Tunnah, 4 November 2002
  • Plant Variety Rights and Patent Acts under review, PMA/Arena - deadline for submissions is 26 July 2002
  • Police search and seizure inquiry, closing date 30 June 2002
  •     2001

  • Our double standard law misses the legal terrorists, Dr Peter R Wills, 5 December 2001
  • 'New' PCA? Background summary, PMA, 10 May 2001
  • Te Whainga: A search for an Independent Police Complaints Authority 10 May 2001
  •     2000

  • Freedom in New Zealand - the criminalisation of dissent, Aziz Choudry, 22 December 2000
  • Police And Political Protest, Aziz Choudry, 22 December 2000
  • Shannon Leonard's death in Mt Eden Prison, Nandor Tanczos, 13 December 2000
  • Police actions at Jiang Zemin protests point to deeper problem, GATT Watchdog, 12 December 2000
  • Select Committee recommendations clarify rights to protest, Green Party, 12 December 2000
  • Cannabis Inquiry submissions due by 7 Feb 2001, NORML 7 December 2000
  • Re-evaluation of the Human Rights Protections in New Zealand Report, PMA, 28 November 2000
  • Statement to the Commission on Human Rights on self determination, land and resources, Mäori Legal Service and Ka Lahui Hawai'i, 22 November 2000
  • UN Working Group on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Mäori Legal Service, 22 November 2000
  • Alert, VUW Women's Studies, November 2000
  • Official Statement of the Indigenous Peoples Conference regarding 'holocaust’, Wellington, 8 September 2000
  • Personal statement, Tariana Turia, 5 September 2000
  • Distortion of Tariana Turia's speech, Maire Leadbeater, 5 September 2000
  • Tariana Turia's speech well received, Les Gray, 4 September 2000
  • Update: Denial of the effects of colonisation ?, PMA, 4 September 2000
  • Corso Media release re: Indigenous Holocaust, 31 August 2000
  • Denial of the effects of colonisation? PMA, 31 August 2000
  • Tariana Turia's speech notes, 29 August 2000
  • Update: Draft Declaration on Indigenous People Rights, WILPF, 25 August 2000
  • Human rights in foreign policy, WILPF (Aotearoa), July 2000
  • Committee to review MMP established, 27 July 2000
  • Paul Swain's Police Cybersnooping Proposal Open To Abuse 25 July 2000
  • Submissions due: Human rights for all or only for some ?, PMA, due 7 July 2000, 3 July 2000
  • Police Complaints review long overdue, 22 June 2000
  • Goff To Review Police Complaints Authority, 21 June 2000
  • Submissions due: Inquiry into the role of human rights in foreign policy, 23 May 2000
  • Submissions due: Same-Sex Couples and the Law, 27 January 2000
  •     1999

  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 12 December 1999
  • International Human Rights Day, Kofi Anan, 12 December 1999
  • Human Rights Day, Mary Robinson, 12 December 1999
  • Amnesty International headquarters raises concerns about asylum-seekers with government, 4 November 1999
  • Statement from Ohiwa protesters, 21 January 1999
  •     1998

  • Human Rights Amendment Bill Update, 4 November 1998
  • Human Rights Amendment Bill, 28 September 1998
  • Letter to Jenny Shipley, 21 August 1998
  • Proposed Amendment to the Human Rights Act to be introduced into Parliament in August, 12 August 1998
  • Don't let the Government backtrack on human rights Meeting 13 August 1998, 10 August 1998
  • Support the International Declaration of Human Rights, 27 July 1998



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