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UN Committees assess New Zealand’s human rights performance

Press Release – Peace Movement Aotearoa UN Committees assess New Zealand’s human rights performance under the ICCPR and the ICESCRUN Committees assess New Zealand’s human rights performance under the ICCPR and the ICESCR Peace Movement Aotearoa 1 April 2016 This update provides information on what two UN human rights monitoring bodies have said in the past fortnight about the government’s performance on human rights: i) the UN Human Rights Committee in relation to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR); and ii) the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in relation to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). i) UN Human Rights Committee (ICCPR): Concluding Observations The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors state party compliance with the ICCPR, examined New Zealand’s performance during its 116th session from 7 to 31 March in Geneva. The advance unedited edition of the Committee’s Concluding Observations (CCPR/C/NZL/CO/6) were released by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights last night and are available at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/iccpr.htm The Concluding Observations are based on the Committee’s consideration of the government’s sixth Periodic Report, two interactive dialogues with a government delegation led by the Minister of Justice on 14 and 15 March and information provided by three New Zealand based NGOs – the Aotearoa Indigenous Rights Trust, the Aotearoa New Zealand Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex...

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UN Human Rights Committee examines NZ’s performance

Press Release – Peace Movement Aotearoa The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors state party compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), will examine New Zealand’s performance next week, during its 116th session in Geneva. This update has a brief overview of …UN Human Rights Committee examines NZ’s performance next week Issues include the lack of constitutional and legal protection for civil and political rights, the Treaty of Waitangi and indigenous peoples’ rights, the TPPA, support for drone strikes, activities of the GCSB and SIS, privatisation of prisons, tasers, counter-terrorism legislation, and military spending Peace Movement Aotearoa 11 March 2016 The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors state party compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), will examine New Zealand’s performance next week, during its 116th session in Geneva. This update has a brief overview of the issues raised in NGO and other reports to the Committee, and details of where you can watch the interactive dialogue between Committee members and the government’s representatives. Issues raised in NGO reports Three NGOs (the Aotearoa Indigenous Rights Trust, Aotearoa /New Zealand Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex UPR Coalition, and Peace Movement Aotearoa), the Monitoring Mechanism of the National Iwi Chairs Forum, Cooper Legal, Privacy International, the New Zealand Law Society, Tony Ellis (Barrister), and Andrew Judd (New Plymouth District Mayor) provided information...

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