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Guinea-Bissau

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Guinea-Bissau

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Reviewed: 2 March 2017, 16:21 NZDT Still current at: 20 July 2018 There is high risk to your security in the northwest part of the country that borders the Casamance region in Senegal due to incidents of armed banditry and the presence of […]

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Cuba

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Cuba

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Reviewed: 20 July 2018, 13:55 NZST Still current at: 20 July 2018 Related news features There are no significant security risks associated with travel to Cuba but normal safety and security measures should be taken to ensure personal safety. CrimeThere is a risk […]

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Australia: EU countries must not repeat human rights failures of cruel Australian refugee policy

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Australia: EU countries must not repeat human rights failures of cruel Australian refugee policy

Source: Amnesty International NZ Australia’s notorious policy of detaining refugees and people seeking asylum in horrific offshore detention centres is in danger of being replicated by other countries, including some EU member states which are seeking to force people rescued at sea to disembark at locations outside Europe where they would be exposed to serious […]

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NZ Immigration Minister joins international calls for community-based refugee sponsorship

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on NZ Immigration Minister joins international calls for community-based refugee sponsorship

Source: Amnesty International NZ Amnesty International welcomes the joint statement made this week by Immigration ministers from around the world committing to advancing community-based refugee sponsorship.   The statement, signed on to by Ministers of Immigration representing New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Argentina and Spain encourages other countries to join them in offering a warm and […]

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Europe: Internal border controls

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Europe: Internal border controls

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Europe: Internal border controls As the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue visas it cannot provide definitive advice on the requirements to enter or exit countries within the Schengen area.  Border officials may adopt different interpretations of the rules or […]

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Jackie’s CEDAW speech – NHRI meeting 9 July 2018

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Jackie’s CEDAW speech – NHRI meeting 9 July 2018

Source: Human Rights Commission E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e rau rangatira mā, Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa (To all authorities, all voices, to the many leaders gathered here, greetings, greetings, greetings).   It is an honour and a privilege to be here today representing the New Zealand Human Rights Commission in my […]

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UN: Next week, world leaders must take steps to end child migration detention for good

By   /  July 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on UN: Next week, world leaders must take steps to end child migration detention for good

Source: Amnesty International NZ With hundreds of traumatised children still trapped in detention centres in the USA as a result of the Trump administration’s family separation policy, Amnesty International is calling on world leaders to take action by including a commitment to end child migration detention in the text of the Global Compact on Migration […]

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New Zealand examined by the UN’s CEDAW Committee

By   /  July 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New Zealand examined by the UN’s CEDAW Committee

Source: Human Rights Commission By Jackie Blue, Equal Employment Oppurtunities Commissioner. Next week the New Zealand Government will by examined by the UN’s CEDAW Committee (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women), to assess how well the human rights of women and girls are being upheld in our country. I will […]

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Spain: Running of the Bulls 2018

By   /  July 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Spain: Running of the Bulls 2018

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Spain: Running of the Bulls 2018 A large number of New Zealand citizens travel to Pamplona, Spain for the San Fermin festivities that take place from 6 to 14 of July. For further information on the festivities visit the San Fermin website .  Advice […]

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Nauru: Government must lift press restrictions on ABC ahead of Pacific Islands summit

By   /  July 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Nauru: Government must lift press restrictions on ABC ahead of Pacific Islands summit

Source: Amnesty International NZ Responding to the news that Nauru’s government has banned journalists from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) from attending the Pacific Islands Forum in September, Minar Pimple Amnesty International’s Senior Director of Global Operations said: “This brazen move is a clear attempt at suppressing critical coverage of Nauru’s government and its inhumane […]

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Equality at work is improving but at a glacial pace

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Equality at work is improving but at a glacial pace

Source: Human Rights Commission Women continue to feature in the negative labour market indicators according to a new report from the Human Rights Commission. Groups that are particularly marginalised include young Māori and Pasifika women and young Pasifika men. The bi-annual Tracking Equality at Work report and web-based interactive tool released today by the Human […]

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Indonesia: Police and military unlawfully kill almost 100 people in Papua in eight years with near total impunity

By   /  July 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Indonesia: Police and military unlawfully kill almost 100 people in Papua in eight years with near total impunity

Source: Amnesty International NZ Indonesian security forces have unlawfully killed at least 95 people in little more than eight years in the restive eastern provinces of Papua and West Papua, with the overwhelming majority of perpetrators never being held to account for these crimes, Amnesty International reveals in a new report today. All but 10 […]

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Employers offered family violence model policy

By   /  July 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Employers offered family violence model policy

Source: Human Rights Commission The Human Rights Commission congratulates a group of pioneering employers who have published a model workplace policy on family violence and encourages other firms to take it up. “Employers know that family violence is a human rights issue that affects productivity and safety in the workplace,” says Equal Opportunities Commissioner Dr […]

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Sri Lanka: Deplorable threats against human rights defender

By   /  June 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Sri Lanka: Deplorable threats against human rights defender

Source: Amnesty International NZ The Sri Lankan authorities must urgently take action against those threatening human rights defender Sandhya Eknaligoda, Amnesty International said today. Over recent days, Sandhya Eknaligoda, a distinguished campaigner against enforced disappearances and the wife of disappeared cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda, has been subject to a barrage of hate, abuse, intimidation, harassment and […]

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Myanmar: Military top brass must face justice for crimes against humanity targeting Rohingya

By   /  June 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Myanmar: Military top brass must face justice for crimes against humanity targeting Rohingya

Source: Amnesty International NZ Report names 13 officials with a key role in murder, rape and deportation of Rohingya Myanmar’s security forces committed nine distinct types of crimes against humanity; responsibility goes to the top of the chain of command Calls for accountability, including a UN Security Council referral to the ICC Amnesty International has […]

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Saudi Arabia: Women now allowed to drive, but more reforms must follow

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Saudi Arabia: Women now allowed to drive, but more reforms must follow

Source: Amnesty International NZ Saudi Arabia’s decision to allow women to drive is welcome but must now be followed by more reforms to women’s rights, Amnesty International said today. This weekend (Sunday 24 June) women will be allowed to drive in the country as the controversial driving ban is lifted. However, leading women’s rights activists […]

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Turkey: Court defies logic as Amnesty Turkey Chair kept in jail

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Turkey: Court defies logic as Amnesty Turkey Chair kept in jail

Source: Amnesty International NZ In response to the continued detention of human rights defender, Taner Kılıç, after the latest hearing against him, Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General said: “Today’s heart-breaking decision to keep our colleague in jail is yet another travesty of justice. “After more than a year away from his family, and without a a shred of […]

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Executive Order Imprisons Families Indefinitely, Inflicts Further Harm on Children

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Executive Order Imprisons Families Indefinitely, Inflicts Further Harm on Children

Source: Amnesty International NZ  President Trump signed an executive order today mandating for children to stay with their parents in detention while their asylum claims are processed. This executive order seeks to modify the Flores Agreement, which states that children should not be held in detention for more than 20 days. Denise Bell, refugee and […]

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Honouring our refugees

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Honouring our refugees

Source: Human Rights Commission REFUGEES who have resettled in New Zealand should be acknowledged as some of the bravest, kindest and most resilient people amongst us, Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy says. Today is World Refugee Day, which honours refugees’ strength and courage, and encourages awareness of and support for those who have had […]

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Over 3000 NZers speak out against US separation of families seeking asylum

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Over 3000 NZers speak out against US separation of families seeking asylum

Source: Amnesty International NZ In less than a day, more than 3000 New Zealanders have signed a petition urging the US Government to stop forcibly separating parents from their children at the border with Mexico. Amnesty International has said the practice is nothing short of torture.  Thousands are fleeing targeted violence and persecution in Central and South America, crossing the border into the US and exercising […]

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