Libertywatch October 2015
   Armed Forces Iraqi-born woman told she couldn't enlist The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF...
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Police control of information is anti-democratic and must stop
   The NZ Council for Civil Liberties is deeply concerned about the revelations from Dr Jarrod Gilbert...
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Chairperson's Report 2015
   I was elected as the chairperson of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties at last year’s AGM. At...
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NZ spies deny public relations blitz
   The SIS and GCSB both deny creating a communications plan/media strategy for the 2015 Intelligence...
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Submission: Child Protection [Child Sex Offender Register] Bill
   INTRODUCTION The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties Inc [NZCCL] welcomes the opportunity to...
Notice of NZCCL 2015 AGM
   The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties will take place on Wednesday, 11 November, at St Andrew...
Libertywatch September 2015
   Censorship Banning of Children's book An award-winning book for teenagers, Into The River,...
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Publishing legal opinions - the SIS and GCSB respond
   Back in March we wrote a letter to the NZSIS and GCSB with a suggestion about how they could improve...
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Lecture: Greg King Memorial Lecture
   A memorial lecture in honour of barrister Greg King will be delivered in Wellington on 30 September...
Letter: Where's the govt action on prisoners' right to vote?
   We are concerned by the lack of action from the Government in response to Arthur Taylor's...
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Libertywatch August 2015
   Criminal Justice Government plans child sex offender register New Zealand's first register...
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JustSpeak: Let's Talk about Police Discretion
   Come along to Just Speak on Campus's October Forum, discussing Police Discretion and Its Impact...
Libertywatch July 2015
   A round-up of civil liberty news from New Zealand. Christchurch Transition to democratically-...
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Return prisoners' right to vote
   The recent decision in Taylor v Attorney-General is intriguing in several respects. This decision is...
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NZCCL Christchurch Meeting
   Our last meeting was so successful we decided to have another one. Come hear Dr Chris Gallavin, Dean...
The Treaty of Waitangi - the Maori Magna Carta. Public address by David Williams
   The NZ Council for Civil Liberties is pleased to announce:     The Treaty of Waitangi -...
Secret trials by stealth
   The New Zealand Law Society has pointed out that last-minute changes to the Health & Safety...
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People's Review of the Intelligence Service 2015
   It's the final day for submissions to the Government's Intelligence Review. To mark the...
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Get Smart - Dunedin 11th August
   The Government's review of the intelligence agencies is widely seen as hobbled before...
Speech: The corrosive effects of spying on New Zealand’s democracy
   Freedom of expression I’m involved with the NZ Council for Civil Liberties because I’m...
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Is democratic control of the GCSB and SIS possible? (Chch)
   Public meeting: Is democratic control of the GCSB and SIS possible? Speakers: Nicky Hager...
NZCCL - Christchurch Kickoff Tues 28th July
   NZCCL secretary Kevin McCormack will be here in Christchurch on July 28th. Kevin will give a brief...
Get Smart - the Intelligence Review
   The Intelligence Review is a review of New Zealand's intelligence services being conducted by...
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Get Smart - Auckland 6th August
   The Government's review of the intelligence agencies is widely seen as hobbled before...
Get Smart - Wellington 29th July
   The Government's review of the intelligence agencies is widely seen as hobbled before...
FYI - the Official Information Act site
   Passed in 1982, the Official Information Act marked an important change in the accountability...
Libertywatch June 2015
   Criminal Justice Police & Corrections criticised over prison death A Coroner has criticised...
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Govt's lack of response to the Constitutional Advisory Panel Report
   In November 2013 the Constitutional Advisory Panel delivered its report to the Deputy Prime Minister...
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Libertywatch May 2015
   Assisted dying Terminally Ill woman acts for right to assisted dying A woman who has terminal...
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A suggestion for increasing intelligence service transparency
   The Director GCSB Wellington Dear Una Jagose, I have a suggestion for the GCSB that I believe...
Why spying for another country matters
   This morning the New Zealand Herald in conjunction with Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Nicky...
Media release: Council refuses to take part in farcical submissions process for Countering Terrorist Fighters Bill
   Media Release 27th November 2014 The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties refuses to take...
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New chairperson - why civil liberties matter and what we need to do
   We recently held our AGM and I'm proud to have been elected as the new Chairperson for the NZ...
Countering Terrorist Fighters - why the rush?
   The government will be introducing the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill into Parliament...
NZCCL Chairpersons Report 2014
   NZCCL in the 1980s I have been involved with the Council for Civil Liberties on and off for more...
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NZCCL AGM
   The NZ Council for Civil Liberties will have its Annual General Meeting at 6pm on the 20th November,...
Civil Rights and Liberties – What the Constitutional Advisory Panel had to say in its Report
   NZ Council for Civil Liberties welcomed the opportunity presented by the Constitutional “...
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Report: NZ Bill of Rights - Continuing the conversation
   This was an informative seminar hosted on the 3rd June 2014 by the Attorney-General, Hon Chris...
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Praise for Privacy Act revamp - but fears too
   The Government has announced that it will repealing the current Privacy Act, passed in 1993, and...
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Claudia Geiringer Inaugural Lecture - Human Rights
   This lecture was particularly informative as well as being very entertaining. The link provides...

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