On 1 November 2013, the HRLA filed a submission with the Justice and Electoral Committee (“the Committee”) opposing the Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Bill. The Bill empowers the High Court in its civil jurisdiction to issue a public protection order to detain a person...
We all love to eat, but make sure that as you celebrate World Food Day today you spare a thought today for those who don’t have enough to eat.
‘Across the world 842 million people still suffer from chronic malnutrition, including a growing number in the developed world’, said HRLA chairperson Edward Miller, ‘and the latest New Zealand food security study reported that less than 6 in 10 NZ households are food secure.’
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.
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
One of HRLA’s core objectives is to ensure that human rights are kept at the forefront of legislative and governmental decision-making. A practical way that we can do this is to make submissions on new Bills where human rights issues are implicated. Currently, the Advocacy Team of HRLA is seeking enthusiastic and capable individuals to assist in the research and drafting of submissions by HRLA on the bills below.
If you are interested in assisting with any or all of these projects please send an email to email@example.com and we will be in touch. Also, keep an eye out on our website and in our newsletters for more opportunities to assist with interesting advocacy opportunities.
Public Meeting: United Nations Treaty Body Reporting – Making it relevant to all New Zealanders
Date and Time: 26 March 2013, 1.30 – 4.30 Venue: Small Lecture Theatre, Building 803, University of Auckland Law School 9-17 Eden Crescent
This seminar aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively engage with UN treaty bodies and to garner real change for New Zealand.
AUT Law School is hosting a lecture by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers entitled "The Impact of Human Rights on Domestic Courts" on 21 March 2013.