HRLA Political Panel Discussion and AGM - 4 September 2014

From 6.30 pm on Thursday 4 September 2014, the Human Rights Lawyers Association Aotearoa New Zealand will hold a political panel discussion followed by the Association's annual general meeting. This will take place at the University of Auckland. The precise venue will be confirmed shortly.

The subject of the panel discussion is New Zealand’s key human rights priorities for the next three years. So far the following political personalities have confirmed their attendance and participation in the discussion:

Hon. Chester Borrows - National Party
Hon. Hone Harawira - Mana Party
Hon. Maryan Street - Labour Party
Hon. Jan Logie - Greens Party
Ms Laila Harre - Internet Party
Ms Susan Cullen - Maori Party

We are hopeful to also secure personalities from the Act and Conservative parties. So watch this space! The panel discussion promises to be an engaging and important event in the lead up to this year's Election.

There will be time to mix and mingle from 6:30 to 7:00 pm, then approximately one hour of political panel discussion, and then a brief annual general meeting.

The event is open to the public, though only Association members are entitled to vote. Proxy voting forms will be available in advance of the meeting.

We will shortly be calling for nominations for the 2014-2015 Executive Board. If you are interested in joining the executive or wish to raise an agenda item for the AGM, please email

Please share this event with anyone you feel will be interested!

[UPDATED: We have added Hon. Chester Borrows to the panel.]