Posts Tagged ‘amnesty international’

Refugee quota increase “shameful and inhumane”

Written By: - Date published: 3:12 pm, June 13th, 2016 - 22 comments

Reaction to Key’s pathetic increase in the refugee quota – “shameful and inhumane” (Amnesty International), “stinks of a Government that doesn’t care” (Double the Quota).

How much does New Zealand spend on refugees?

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, September 3rd, 2015 - 54 comments

The Government is under increasing pressure to increase the number of refugees that it takes.  Amnesty International’s proposal to double the number could be met by less than the cost of a flag referendum.

Amnesty International calls for prosecution of Israeli war crimes in Gaza

Written By: - Date published: 12:05 pm, July 31st, 2015 - 13 comments

Amnesty International has release chilling video footage and analysis suggesting the Israeli armed forces committed war crimes against civilians during last year’s assault on Gaza.

Lift the refugee quota

Written By: - Date published: 7:16 am, June 23rd, 2015 - 69 comments

Refugees are people, but they get treated as a political football, as recent events in Australia and NZ have demonstrated once again. It is long past time that NZ raised its refugee quota.

Free Raif Badawi

Written By: - Date published: 1:00 pm, January 17th, 2015 - 7 comments

Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi has been sentenced to 1000 lashes. The international outrage is growing.

Amnesty International: Arrest Bush for war crimes

Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, October 13th, 2011 - 22 comments

Perhaps Mr Key’s staff might like to explain to him what the implications of this development, in conjunction with the recent UN Report on NZ SAS rendering prisoners in Afghanistan and the housing of CIA operations at NZDF bases, might mean for the PM. Amnesty International (London) has issued a call to Canadian authorities to arrest […]

Freedom Week

Written By: - Date published: 6:28 pm, July 30th, 2008 - 9 comments

Amnesty International does some great campaigning and human rights work around the globe and this week is Freedom Week, their annual fundraising and awareness drive. Most people will be familiar with Amnesty’s work, especially with the spotlight they’ve helped to shine on China’s appalling human rights record in the leadup to the Olympics. What’s often […]

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