Issues and Events in NZ
The Council started off 2020 well with our policy and strategy sessions putting us in … Keep reading “Chairperson’s Report 2020”
We are disappointed that the government recently passed a law that would have been highly contentious if it hadn’t been … Keep reading “Urgency and overreach is not democracy”
Today the government announced that, while it supported the use of encryption on the internet, it was proposing to fatally … Keep reading “Media release: Government’s dangerous statement about encryption doesn’t make sense”
The 2020 election is approaching and the political parties are starting to make their promises. Rather than score the parties' … Keep reading “2020 Election: what we’d like to see from the parties”
We were recently asked if we would provide feedback on the government’s draft Covid-19 Public Health Response Bill. This … Keep reading “NZCCL response to the Covid-19 Public Health Response Bill”
The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties endorses and co-signs the letter from the GOP Steering Committee about Covid-19 and its … Keep reading “Co-signed: Statement on the COVID-19 response from civil society members of OGP Steering Committee”
Douglas Ewen, barrister and member of the NZCCL, has written to Solicitor-General Una Jagose about what he views as unreasonable … Keep reading “Guest post: Bail can’t be subverted for COVID-19 purposes”
Some useful articles about civil liberties during a pandemic. Last updated 7 May 2020.
The NZ Council for Civil Liberties has co-signed the open letter from Just Speak calling for an end to the … Keep reading “End the Police Armed Response Team trials”
The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties strongly objects to the Armed Responders trial by Police that is currently underway, … Keep reading “No to police patrolling in armed squads”
The NZCCL is disappointed that the Government continues to support the idea that prisoners in New Zealand don't have the … Keep reading “Government’s half measure fails to fix prisoner voting”
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”
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The NZCCL's submission in response to the call for submissions on reviewing the Official Information Act.