Draft report of UN Periodic Human Rights Review - NZ
United Nations General Assembly
29 January 2014
Human Rights Council
Working Group on the
Universal Periodic Review
Geneva, 27 January – 7 February 2014
Draft report of the Working Group on the
Universal Periodic Review* New Zealand
final document will be issued under the symbol A/HRC/26/3.
The annex to the present report is circulated as received.
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Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance
Right now, National is ramming anti-terrorism measures through Parliament. This legislation will grant the SIS the power to carry out 48 hour bouts of surveillance on anyone without a warrant, and will bestow on government the power to unilaterally revoke anyone’s passports and thus deny them the freedom to travel.
Ludicrously, the public has been given exactly one day to make submissions on these major infringements of their civil liberties. Despite Finlayson’s misleading signals on RNZ that these are only stopgaps until next year’s full review of our security laws, the measures in question will not, in fact, expire until 2018.
Why the insane rush? Good question. More>>