Greens on Campus Welcome UN Criticism of Foreshore
Greens on Campus Welcome UN Criticism of Foreshore and Seabed Legislation
"The Labour-led minority government puts its own, and New Zealand's credibility regarding human rights in jeopardy with this illegal legislation" said Max Calder-Watson, Greens on Campus Maori rights spokesperson.
"Now the United Nations, the multilateral body the Government argued so strongly for regarding the Iraq-invasion, has found that the Foreshore legislation is discriminatory against Maori" he said
"The Government can't have it both ways. It can't argue against countries acting independently of multilateral organisations on some occasions, and then ignore UN directives that accuse it of discrimination" said Mr Calder-Watson
"Labour have been given generous support from much of the Maori community for decades. They must reconsider what was a major legislative error, recognise the UN decision, and resume dialogue with the Treaty Tribes Coalition, and other concerned parties"