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HRLA IN THE MEDIA
The Aoteoroa New Zealand Human Rights Lawyers Association strongly supports the recent letter by the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights that urges the Prime Minister and the Minister for Immigration to take action and follow up on the Government's earlier offer to resettle asylum seekers presently on Nauru and Manus Island.
Now the Human Rights Lawyers Association and the Human Rights Foundation have weighed in, both writing to Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse. Lawyers Andrew Britton and David Tong, of the HRLA, criticised how changes...
A court in the Netherlands has told the Dutch government that it must do more to fight climate change. In a world-first decision, the court ruled that the government has a legally binding responsibility to lower its carbon emissions
A group of lawyers says the Crown shouldn't be in charge of funding the Waitangi Tribunal. The Human Rights Lawyers Association complained of what it called a power imbalance between the Crown and Māori groups.The lawyers said there was an inherent tension because the Crown must contribute funds to Māori in order to prosecute claims against the Crown.
Edward Miller, chairperson of the Human Rights Lawyers’ Association (HRLA), says these changes violate the public’s right to participate in public affairs by making it more difficult to get information about exploratory drilling.
HRLA PRESS RELEASES
Today 26 organisations and 5 independent experts from across the youth, justice and disability sectors have joined together to call on the Government to raise the age of youth justice in Aotearoa.
The Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill will dramatically erode human rights and civil liberties if passed in its current form, said the Human Rights Lawyer’s Association Aotearoa New Zealand (HRLA). The HRLA made a written submission to the...
Attorney Rodolfo R. Felicio, a member of the National Union of Peoples Lawyers, was gunned down while working on a land dispute in Rizal, east of Manila. Two caretakers of the disputed land were also injured in the attack.
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.