Media release: NZ Government enabling Facebook spying on New Zealanders
   The New Zealand Government should not be helping Facebook to spy on New Zealanders. Yet by including...
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Aotearoa Prison & Police Watchdog
   Amnesty International, NZ Council for Civil Liberties and Just Speak invite you to an evening...
Submission: Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill
    The Council supports the right to protest. The Council was founded in response to the 1951...
Submission: Oral re Internet Censorship (FVPC Amendment Bill)
   Following up from our written submission, we also made an oral submission to the Governance &...
Video: Pulse of a Nation at New Echo Systems
   NZCCL chairperson Thomas Beagle was a panellist with David Hood on the Pulse of a Nation session at...
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Meeting dates of 2021
    The Committee of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties make its monthly meetings open to anyone...
Submission: Internet Censorship (FVPC Amendment Bill)
   The Council opposes the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification (Urgent Interim...
Webinar: Top of the world - but is this real?
   Transparency International and the PSA are hosting a discussion of the proposed changes to New...
New Ec(h)o systems: Democracy in the Age of Social Media
   The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago is hosting New Ec(...
Aotearoa's Data Strategy
   In December 2020, the Council took part in a closed evaluation of Aotearoa’s Government Chief...
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Submission: Protected Disclosures
   The Council supports the Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistleblowers) Bill and makes...
Submission: Firearms Prohibition Orders
   The Council opposes the Firearms Prohibition Orders (No 2) bill. The Council continues to oppose all...
Chairperson's Report 2020
   Issues and Events in NZ The Council started off 2020 well with our policy and strategy sessions...
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Panel: Facial Recognition & Human Rights
   Join our expert panel lead by our Chairperson Thomas Beagle for a discussion of the impact of facial...
Urgency and overreach is not democracy
   We are disappointed that the government recently passed a law that would have been highly contentious...
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Media release: Government's dangerous statement about encryption doesn't make sense
   Today the government announced that, while it supported the use of encryption on the internet, it was...
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Joint calls for overhaul of OIA
   The Child Poverty Action Group, Greenpeace, Forest and Bird, JustSpeak, New Zealand Council for Civil...
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2020 Election: what we'd like to see from the parties
   The 2020 election is approaching and the political parties are starting to make their promises....
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Submission: Covid-19 Response (Fast Track Consenting) Bill
   The Council for Civil Liberties has made a slightly late submission to the Environment Select...
Submission: Covid-19 Public Health Response Act
   After complaints that the government rushed through the Covid-19 Public Health Response Act with...
Submission: Screen Industry Workers Bill
   The NZ Council for Civil Liberties made a submission to the Select Committee considering the Screen...
NZCCL response to the Covid-19 Public Health Response Bill
   We were recently asked if we would provide feedback on the government's draft Covid-19...
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Co-signed: Statement on the COVID-19 response from civil society members of OGP Steering Committee
   The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties endorses and co-signs the letter from the GOP Steering...
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Submission: Electoral (Registration of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Bill
   The Council is disappointed that the Electoral (Registration of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Bill...
Guest post: Bail can't be subverted for COVID-19 purposes
   Douglas Ewen, barrister and member of the NZCCL, has written to Solicitor-General Una...
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Submission: Vaping Bill
    The Council made a submission on the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping)...
Pandemic response - recommended reading
   Some useful articles about civil liberties during a pandemic. Last updated 7 May 2020. Civil...
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End the Police Armed Response Team trials
   The NZ Council for Civil Liberties has co-signed the open letter from Just Speak calling for an end...
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Civil liberties during a pandemic
   There is no doubt that our government will need to take on exceptional powers to deal with the COVID-...
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Submission: TIPC emergency service access to location information
   The Council has made a submission to the Privacy Commisioner concerning the proposed extensions to...
Oral submission: APEC 2021 Bill
   Following up on our written submission we also appeared before the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade...
Submission: APEC 2021 Bill
   The Council opposes the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC 2021) Bill. As the strongest...
Algorithm Charter - panel discussion
   We are hosting a panel discussion about Statistics New Zealand’s Algorithm Charter, at 6:00pm...
Submission: Public Service Legislation Bill
   The Council makes 13 recommendations in our submission on the Public Service Legislation Bill. Our...
Submission: Algorithm Charter
   The Council welcomes the government's Algorithm Charter, and has many suggestions for an...
No to police patrolling in armed squads
   The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties strongly objects to the Armed Responders trial by Police...
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Government's half measure fails to fix prisoner voting
   The NZCCL is disappointed that the Government continues to support the idea that prisoners in New...
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Against pre-crime - Control Order Bill oral submission
   We made the folllowing oral submission to the Select Committee overseeing the Terrorism Suppression (...
Chairperson's Report 2019
   Issues and events in NZ Christchurch Massacre The most significant event this year in New...
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Meeting Dates for 2020
   The Committee of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties make its monthly meetings open to anyone who...

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