Happy World Food Day?

Happy World Food Day?

READ THE DISCUSSION PAPER HERE

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.’

Media release: Marine Legislation Bill strips the New Zealand public’s right to know about exploratory offshore oil drilling

Media release: Marine Legislation Bill strips the New Zealand public’s right to know about exploratory offshore oil drilling

READ FULL SUBMISSION HERE

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.

HRLA on Radio NZ: Iwi need to know about oil drilling law change - lawyer

HRLA on Radio NZ: Iwi need to know about oil drilling law change - lawyer

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.

HRLA turns one!

HRLA turns one!

The Association was founded on 26 June 2013, so celebrated its first anniversary a fortnight ago. This email therefore announces the Association's second Annual General Meeting (AGM) and calls for nominations for executive board members - as well as announcing an exciting fundraising event. 

HRLA submission on Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill

HRLA submission on Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill

READ FULL SUBMISSION HERE

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

Bills for Submission

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 advocacy@hrla.org.nz 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

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.