Thank you to all those who came to our September political panel and annual general meeting. We would like to congratulate our newly elected executive board, and in particular the new board members elected Bryce Lyall, Rebecca Thomson, and Rosa Polaschek. You can learn more about our leadership and read about our board members here.
We are very pleased to announce that Chester Borrows of the New Zealand National Party will be attending Thursday's political debate.
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
The Association's 2014 AGM is one month away. We are hosting a political panel discussion about New Zealand's key human rights priorities for the next three years.
- Date: 4 September 2014
- Time: 7:00 pm
- Location: The University of Auckland
There will be time to mix and mingle from 6:30 to 7:00 pm, then approximately one hour of 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 the Co-Chairs.
Look forward to seeing you on 4 September!
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.
Check out this fantastic event, the Diversity Forum, in Auckland on 19-20 August. The theme for the event is “Aotearoa, A Fair Go for All”, and the long list of speakers includes Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres, Green Party spokesperson Jan Logie, Constitutional Advisory Panelist Dr Ranginui Walker and many, many more.
The inaugural HRLA AGM took place immediately after the talk, where an Executive Board was elected (check the "Who we are" section).