• Nov 21, 2013
    The United Nations General Assembly should approve a new resolution and make clear that indiscriminate surveillance is never consistent with the right to privacy, five human rights organizations said in a November 20, 2013 letter to members of the United Nations General Assembly.
  • Apr 25, 2003
    This year's session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights has proved even more disappointing than last year.

New Zealand

  • Nov 21, 2013
    The United Nations General Assembly should approve a new resolution and make clear that indiscriminate surveillance is never consistent with the right to privacy, five human rights organizations said in a November 20, 2013 letter to members of the United Nations General Assembly.
  • Nov 6, 2012
    On the eve of your parliamentary debates regarding whether to support marriage equality in New Zealand, I invite you to look back to a country that went through the same discussions and soul searching about 15 years ago.
  • Oct 23, 2012
    Australia has found a new export product: punitive asylum policies.
  • Oct 31, 2011
    The past two decades have seen increased awareness, attention and action in response to the plight of children affected by armed conflict. However, one issue that has not received much attention, despite the regularity with which it occurs, is the phenomenon of military forces and other armed groups using school buildings. Of particular concern is when armed groups occupy and convert schools into military bases on a medium- or long-term basis.
  • May 17, 2011
    This past weekend, New Zealand found itself in the midst of a loud public debate over the case of a teenager who procured an abortion with the support of her school counselor, without informing her parents. The parents were angry, and much was said about the ethics, propriety, and legality of the situation.
  • Jan 24, 2007
    We write to express our concerns with the ongoing delays in reaching a final resolution to the status of Mr. Ahmed Zaoui, an Algerian national recognized by New Zealand’s Refugee Status Appeal Authority as a refugee.
  • Oct 8, 2003
    We appreciate the concerns that your Government has expressed at the deeply troubling situation of the Bhutanese refugees in Nepal.
  • Apr 25, 2003
    This year's session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights has proved even more disappointing than last year.
  • Nov 13, 2001
    Human Rights Watch today welcomed news that a new treaty banning the use of children in combat will take effect early next year. With New Zealand's ratification on November 12, ten countries have now ratified the treaty, which will enter into force on February 12, 2002.