Media release: Council refuses to take part in farcical submissions process for Countering Terrorist Fighters Bill

Media Release
27th November 2014

The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties refuses to take part in the submissions process around the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill.

Thomas Beagle, Chairperson, "Giving people just two days to make a submission is farcical. It's a parody of proper consultation and New Zealand's democratic process."

New chairperson - why civil liberties matter and what we need to do

We recently held our AGM and I'm proud to have been elected as the new Chairperson for the NZ Council for Civil Liberties.

Civil liberties matter to me. I believe that a freedom and rights-based democracy is the best way to build a society that gives everyone the chance to be the best they can be. Furthermore I believe that New Zealand can be that society.

NZCCL Chairpersons Report 2014

NZCCL in the 1980s

I have been involved with the Council for Civil Liberties on and off for more than thirty years.

n the 1980s the organisation was very different from that of today. We used to meet in the lounge of Hugh Price. Hugh was the Treasurer and very meticulous. He was also the expert on the SIS, and had vast numbers of files on that organisation hidden in the upper recesses of his attic. Indeed, so complete were those files that the SIS had itself once or twice consulted him to verify their own data.

NZCCL AGM

The NZ Council for Civil Liberties will have its Annual General Meeting at 6pm on the 20th November, 2014.

It will be held in Committee Room 1 at St Andrews on The Terrace. Entrance is to the right of the church.

The formal AGM will be followed by a general discussion of civil liberties in New Zealand accompanied by tea and biscuits.

All are welcome.

Pages

Subscribe to NZ Council for Civil Liberties RSS