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Government doctors statement to protect Peters

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:23:21 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The Government must explain why it has secretly doctored its statement condemning the nerve agent attack in the UK, after it was publicly released and published, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesman Todd McClay says.More >>

Young woman dies at the hands of Christian pastors in Korea

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:32:31 +1300 | IWPG

On Saturday 10th March, 2018, a unique stall was erected at the Mangere Market, in Mangere Town Centre. The International Women's Peace and Human Rights Committee (under the International Women's Peace Group) hosted a Memorial Ceremony to pay homage ...More >>

Who Wants to Kill Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah?

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:23:55 +1300 | Ramzy Baroud

On March 13, while on his way to the besieged Gaza Strip, two 33-pounds bombs targeted the convoy of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah. Hamdallah was visiting Gaza, through the Israeli border checkpoint, Erez, to open a large sewage ...More >>

China's UN Rep Spies on Dissident and Interrupts Testimony

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:13:01 +1300 | United Nations

GENEVA, March 20, 2018 – The Chinese government today interrupted UN testimony (see below) by one of its most well-known former political prisoners, who took the floor on behalf of the Geneva based human rights group UN Watch, as he addressed ...More >>

“Unashamed Bigotry”: Alarming Rise In Racism And Xenophobia

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:10:46 +1300 | United Nations

GENEVA (20 March 2018) – UN and regional human rights experts* have urged States, civil society organisations and activists to step up their efforts to stem the alarming rise in racism and xenophobia worldwide, citing concerns about the impact of populist ...More >>

Desperate State of Right to Health in Occupied Palestine

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:08:59 +1300 | United Nations

GENEVA (20 March 2018) – Israel has failed to uphold its obligations under international law to ensure the health and welfare of the Palestinian population under its control, said an independent expert mandated by the United Nations to monitor human rights ...More >>

Extensive Human Rights Violations in Turkey

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:07:09 +1300 | United Nations

GENEVA (20 March 2018) – Routine extensions of the state of emergency in Turkey have led to profound human rights violations against hundreds of thousands of people – from arbitrary deprivation of the right to work and to freedom of movement, to ...More >>

Threats Against Factory Workers & Activists in Vietnan

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:04:49 +1300 | United Nations

GENEVA (20 March 2018) – UN human rights experts* express their concern about reports that women workers at two Samsung Electronics factories in Viet Nam, as well as labour activists, have been subjected to intimidation and harassment after they ...More >>

NZ and Fiji to cooperate on maritime surveillance

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:06:27 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced that New Zealand will deploy a Royal New Zealand Navy Inshore Patrol Vessel to Fiji for three months in 2018 to support maritime and fisheries surveillance. Later this year a New Zealand Offshore ...More >>

Former Speaker to take part in mission

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:48:06 +1300 | Office of the Speaker

The former Speaker Rt Hon David Carter MP will this week be part of an Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians mission to the Maldives, at the invitation of the IPU Secretary General and in cooperation with the People’s ...More >>

Syrians Faced Death Or Torture Following Return to Syria

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:59:26 +1300 | Euro-Med Monitor

Syrians Whose Asylum Requests Were Turned Down Faced Death Or Torture Following Return to Syria - Euro-Med Monitor for Human Rights More >>

Use of Force Against Protestors in DR Congo

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:38:10 +1300 | United Nations

GENEVA/KINSHASA (19 March 2018) – The right to freedom of peaceful assembly was severely restricted and often violently suppressed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2017 and the trend continues so far this year, according to a UN report ...More >>

Human Rights Defenders Beaten in Iran Jail

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:36:40 +1300 | United Nations

GENEVA (19 March 2018) – UN human rights experts* expressed concern at the continued targeting of human rights defenders in Iran, including about reports that two well-known women human rights defenders have been subjected to beatings in detention.More >>

Notes from the PM’s Press Conference - Widodo, oil and Obama

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:36:25 +1300 | The Scoop Team

In her bilateral with the President, Jacinda Ardern said she would be emphasising the important of the relationship with Indonesia, but NZ wanted to expand trade. The PM said she would be raising NZ’s human rights concerns.More >>

Q+A: Rodney Jones interviewed by Corin Dann

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:36:41 +1300 | TVNZ

Kiwi in Beijing says New Zealand needs a rethink on doing business with China Beijing-based economist Rodney Jones told Corin Dann on TVNZ’s Q+A programme that China was changing and New Zealand’s approach with the global super power was no longer the right ...More >>

Q+A: Jacinda Ardern interviewed by Corin Dann

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:19:35 +1300 | TVNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is unsure when free trade talks with Russia will resume The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told Corin Dann on TVNZ’s Q+A this morning that a nerve agent attack in the UK this month had “changed everything” in terms of ...More >>

Trump’s Intelligence Circus: Tillerson, Pompeo and Haspel

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:43:53 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

Trump’s Intelligence Circus: Tillerson, Pompeo and Haspel It takes much to make a figure like Rex Tillerson seem not merely sane but competent. The Trump administration, with its almost paranormal sense of revisionism and fantasy, has managed to make ...More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Jacinda Ardern

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 11:42:26 +1300 | The Nation

Jacinda Ardern: Our focus in the immediate aftermath of, of course, has been making sure that we put the right mechanisms in place, but, yes, we absolutely accept mistakes have been made and from a range of different people involved. But, look, if everyone ...More >>

Indonesian President Widodo: PM must address West Papua

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:36:39 +1300 | West Papua Action Auckland

Visit of Indonesian President Widodo: Prime Minister Ardern must address West Papua human rights crimes More >>

Statement on nerve agent attack in UK

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:18:17 +1300 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand supports the joint statement made by the leaders of the UK, US, Germany and France on the nerve agent attack in Salisbury, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. More >>


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