Please join us to hear Keith Locke speak on "The Future for Civil Liberties in New Zealand" at the NZCCL AGM on Tuesday 24 November 2009
Please join us to hear Keith Locke speak on "The Future for Civil Liberties in New Zealand" at the NZCCL AGM:
Tuesday 24 November
St Andrews on The Terrace
The need for a Council for Civil Liberties has never been higher. As you know, over the last few years there have been unprecedented attacks on human rights and civil liberties in New Zealand and across the western world. To respond to America’s ‘War on Terror’ we have passed many pieces of legislation that are exempt from, and contravene our Bill of Rights Act, and which have led to the abandonment of some of our long-cherished freedoms, such as the right to silence and the right not to incriminate oneself.
As a life-long campaigner for human rights in New Zealand and around the world, and a staunch critic of some of the legislation passed over the last few years, Keith Locke is in a good position to make an assessment of the current position and future trends.
NZCCL is trying to relaunch itself as a web-based national organisation that encourages debate and participation, and to develop a cluster of people who are able to provide informed comment and submissions about legislation and reports as they arise. We encourage you to come along to the AGM, and consider how you might contribute to the cause of civil liberties.