Submission: Electoral Amendment Bill
   We are disappointed in the Electoral Amendment Bill more for what it doesn't do than what it does...
Submission: Abortion Legislation Bill
   We have made our submission about the Abortion Legislation Bill to the committee (see attachment)....
Civil drinks September
   Please come and join us for a drink and chat at Avida on Featherston St, Wellington,...
Politicians are failing in the oversight of our intelligence agencies
   The NZ Council for Civil Liberties exists to help protect the civil liberties of New Zealanders from...
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Media Release: Scandalising the court is an attack on freedom of expression
   After the Select Committee removed it in response to submissions, the government has surprised...
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Submission: Zero Carbon Bill
   The NZ Council for Civil Liberties has made a submission (PDF) about the Climate Change Response...
Concern over Customs interrogating person over manuscript
    The NZ Council for Civil Liberties views with concern the reports about NZ Customs stopping Matthew...
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Report: Statistics NZ Data Summit 2018
   NZCCL committee member Andrew Ecclestone went to the Statistics NZ Data Summit in 2018. We...
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The Case for a Full Review of the Official Information Act
   The NZCCL's submission in response to the call for submissions on reviewing the Official...
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Secret evidence is unjust and should be banned
   Let's be clear about what secret evidence is. It's not evidence that can't be reported in...
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Law changes in reaction to the Christchurch massacre
   Thomas Beagle, Chairperson of the NZCCL, wrote an article for The Spinoff about some of the possible...
Christchurch massacre and censorship
   The Christchurch massacre has led to some new developments in the practice of censorship in New...
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Civil Drinks April
   Please come and join us for a drink and talk at the Southern Cross bar on Abel Smith St, Wellington,...
Privacy Bill reported back - link summary
   The Privacy Bill has been reported back from the Select Committee (see our submission). This...
Civil Drinks February
   Please come and join us for a drink and talk at Trax bar in Wellington Railway Station, 5:30pm on...
Meeting dates for 2019
   The Committee of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties make its monthly meetings open to anyone who...
Letter re the failings of the warranting process for the SIS and GCSB
   Minister for National Security and Intelligence Minister Ardern, The New Zealand Council for...
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Media release: Welcome prisoner voting decisions from the Supreme Court
   The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties welcomes the decision by the Supreme Court today, that...
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Chairperson's Report 2018
   It’s been an interesting year for civil liberties with events, particularly overseas, bringing...
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Media release: Customs new powers an unjustified invasion of privacy
   The NZ Council for Civil Liberties is disappointed to see the law allowing Customs to demand people...
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NZCCL concern at Five Eyes plan to break encryption
   The NZ Council for Civil Liberties is concerned that the members of the Five Eyes spy network (NZ,...
Privacy International Report on NZ expresses concerns around Five Eyes membership
   The recent Right to Privacy in New Zealand report submitted by Privacy International to the UN...
Media release: A Better Official Information Act
   It has become a truism that that Official Information Act needs to be fixed.  Ask any...
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A Better Official Information Act
   Our history The Official Information Act is the legal expression of a very simple idea - we've...
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Media release: Immigration Minister called on to uphold New Zealand's human rights reputation
   The Minister for Immigration, Iain Lees-Galloway, should ensure prominent human rights voices are...
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Civil liberties and reasonable limits on freedom of expression
   We support freedom of expression as a key civil liberty in a democratic society but recognise that...
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Media release: IGIS report ignores morality of NZ spying in South Pacific
   Surveillance is a civil liberties issue says NZCCL In a report published yesterday the IGIS found...
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Concerns raised over protection from hate speech in NZ's legislation
   The NZ Herald has published an article about New Zealand's lack of laws against hate speech...
Submission: Privacy Bill
   Text of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties submission re the Privacy Bill. Privacy in 2018...
Media release: Disappointment as Government says it has no plans to reform the Official Information Act
   Contrary to reporting last year, it seems that the Government currently has no plans to reform the...
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Blog: No Double-Bunking, No Prison Expansion
   Corrections is introducing double-bunking at Arohata Upper Prison. For those people uncertain as...
Submission: Against the crime of blasphemy
   The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties has made the following submission to the Crimes Amendment...
The IGIS Reference Group: a toe inside the tent
   As you may have heard, the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security has established a Reference...
Guest article: Public registers & privacy - NZ DNS introduces IRPO
   Occasionally we publish guest articles about matters relevant to civil liberties in New Zealand. The...
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Secret evidence unacceptable
   The recent court case in Wellington where evidence was withheld from the defendant and their lawyer...
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Government to strengthen NZ Bill of Rights
   The government has announced that it plans to formally recognise the ability of the courts to declare...
Submission: End of Life Choice Bill
   Submission The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties encourages Parliament to pass the End of...
Meeting dates for 2018
   The Committee of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties make its monthly meetings open to anyone who...
Official Information Act review requires public participation
   We welcome the government's commitment to review the Official Information Act as part of a wider...
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NZCCL December Social Meeting
   The final meeting of the year on the 12th December has a social as well as a business dimension....

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