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Wednesday, 28 February 2024
Politics 12:44PM
Urgently axing the Māori Health Authority undermines Te Tiriti partnership

Responding to the news that legislation disestablishing the Māori Health Authority has been debated under urgency in Parliament, Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand’s Campaigns Director Lisa Woods said: "This use of urgency by Parliament is extremely alarming because it undermines the crucial systems that are in place to hold Government accountable.

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Tuesday, 1 August 2023
Government 2:49AM
UN says NZ justice system failing human rights standards

The United Nations Committee Against Torture has called out various failings in New Zealand’s justice system, including the very low age of criminal responsibility, the shocking use of spit hoods against children, and the disproportionate harm to Māori in places of detention.

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Tuesday, 13 June 2023
Corrections 10:56AM
Inspectorate review highlights human rights concerns in prison

The Office of the Inspectorate has today released its report on the management of people who have been separated from the prison population.

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Wednesday, 10 May 2023
Crime 8:34AM
Politicians must address the real causes of crime

The below statements can be attributed to Lisa Woods, Campaigns Director at Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Saturday, 18 March 2023
Football 8:04AM
Saudi sponsorship of Women's World Cup dropped

The following quote is from Anna Cusack, Advocacy and Policy Manager for Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand, in response to the news today that Visit Saudi will not be a sponsor of the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia.

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Saturday, 28 January 2023
Corrections 1:51PM
NZ Government fails criminal age review

This morning, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child called out the failure of the New Zealand Government to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility.

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Thursday, 5 May 2022
Politics 1:06PM
A new day for people seeking asylum in Aotearoa

Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand welcomes comments by Associate Minister of Immigration Phil Twyford yesterday affirming the Government’s commitment to implementing the recommendations from Victoria Casey QC’s report, which calls for an end to the use of criminal justice facilities for detaining people seeking asylum.

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Tuesday, 3 May 2022
Politics 2:09PM
NZ to stop imprisoning people seeking asylum

Immigration New Zealand has released an independent review carried out by Victoria Casey QC into the detention in prison of people seeking asylum.

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Thursday, 21 April 2022
Corrections 5:20PM
Inspectorate report: Human rights issues continue to plague prisons

INVERCARGILL — The Office of the Inspectorate has released its latest inspection report for Invercargill Prison.

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