Issues and events in NZ
The most significant event this year in New Zealand was undoubtedly the Christchurch … Keep reading “Chairperson’s Report 2019”
The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties is highly concerned by the potential impact on people’s civil liberties that would … Keep reading “We oppose the Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill”
The NZ Council for Civil Liberties exists to help protect the civil liberties of New Zealanders from government overreach. A … Keep reading “Politicians are failing in the oversight of our intelligence agencies”
After the Select Committee removed it in response to submissions, the government has surprised everyone by reintroducing the crime of … Keep reading “Media Release: Scandalising the court is an attack on freedom of expression”
The NZ Council for Civil Liberties views with concern the reports about NZ Customs stopping Matthew Blomfield at the border … Keep reading “Concern over Customs interrogating person over manuscript”
NZCCL committee member Andrew Ecclestone went to the Statistics NZ Data Summit in 2018.
… Keep reading “Report: Statistics NZ Data Summit 2018”
We’ll discuss balancing the tensions
The NZCCL's submission in response to the call for submissions on reviewing the Official Information Act.
Let's be clear about what secret evidence is. It's not evidence that can't be reported in the media, and it's … Keep reading “Secret evidence is unjust and should be banned”
The Christchurch massacre has led to some new developments in the practice of censorship in New Zealand. This post is … Keep reading “Christchurch massacre and censorship”
Minister for National Security and Intelligence
The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties would like to know what … Keep reading “Letter re the failings of the warranting process for the SIS and GCSB”
The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties welcomes the decision by the Supreme Court today, that the legislation that denied … Keep reading “Media release: Welcome prisoner voting decisions from the Supreme Court”
The NZ Council for Civil Liberties is disappointed to see the law allowing Customs to demand people unlock their digital … Keep reading “Media release: Customs new powers an unjustified invasion of privacy”
It has become a truism that that Official Information Act needs to be fixed.
Ask any journalist and for every … Keep reading “Media release: A Better Official Information Act”
The Minister for Immigration, Iain Lees-Galloway, should ensure prominent human rights voices are able to be heard at the International … Keep reading “Media release: Immigration Minister called on to uphold New Zealand’s human rights reputation”
Surveillance is a civil liberties issue says NZCCL
In a report published yesterday the IGIS found that the GCSB was … Keep reading “Media release: IGIS report ignores morality of NZ spying in South Pacific”
Contrary to reporting last year, it seems that the Government currently has no plans to reform the Official Information … Keep reading “Media release: Disappointment as Government says it has no plans to reform the Official Information Act”
Occasionally we publish guest articles about matters relevant to civil liberties in New Zealand. The following article discusses an important … Keep reading “Guest article: Public registers & privacy – NZ DNS introduces IRPO”