Chairperson's Report for 2009-2010
    Chairperson's Report To Members At The Annual General Meeting Of The New Zealand Council For...
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Personal account of NZCCL AGM and BOR Talk
    This is my personal account of the NZCCL AGM and the talk by Andrew Butler that followed. It is...
Guest post: The Police Arms Race
    Guest post by Michael Bott Greg O’Connor wants all Police to be armed. The Prime Minster...
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Encouraging conversations about justified limitations on rights
    Some thoughts on the NZ Bill of Rights Act 1990 at its 20th Anniversary The New Zealand Bill...
NZCCL Annual General Meeting - Nov 10th
    The Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties will be at 12:30pm on...
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Changes to name suppression laws
    The government has announced plans to implement the recommendations of the Law Commission to...
Summary of the Issues Paper re the Official Information Act
    The Law Commission is working on a review of the Official Information Act. They have just released...
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Constitutional lawyers reject the special powers Earthquake Act
    A group of constitutional lawyers and law professors have expressed their concerns about the...
Select Committee make a mistake, recommends giving all current prisoners the vote
    Andrew Geddis at Pundit has pointed out a serious flaw in the amendments proposed by the Law and...
Disappointment as select committee recommends taking vote from prisoners
    The Law and Order Select Committee has recommended (PDF) that the bill to strip the vote from...
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Blogger convicted for online breach of suppression order
    Blogger Cameron Slater has been convicted in the District Court for 9 breaches of name suppression...
Concerns over quake emergency powers law
    Parliament has passed the wide-ranging Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act. This...
Customs Gathering Intelligence at the Border
    Why did Customs copy the address book from a mobile phone owned by the wife of Michael Quinlan,...
NZCCL Submission - revised Search & Surveillance Bill
    Submission on the revised Search and Surveillance Bill The New Zealand Council for Civil...
Moana Jackson - A further primer on the foreshore and seabed
    Moana Jackson has written A Further Primer on the Foreshore and Seabed. It's an...
Tech Liberty submission on Search & Surveillance Bill
    Tech Liberty has posted their submission about the Search and Surveillance Bill. Click the...
Strengthening the Bill of Rights Act
    Blogger No Right Turn has two useful articles about strengthening the Bill of Rights Act. The...
Official Information Act Performance
    The Official Information Act is an important facet of New Zealand's democracy. By making...
A Brief Report - Celebrating 20 Years of the Bill of Rights
    The 20th anniversary of the passing of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 is being...
Celebrating 20 years of the Bill of Rights Act
    The 20th anniversary of New Zealand’s Bill of Rights is being celebrated at Victoria...
It's back - the Search & Surveillance Bill returns
    Guest editorial by Val Morse An interim report on the Search and Surveillance Bill was issued...
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Making a submission to a Select Committee
    What's involved with making a submission to a Select Committee? Thomas Beagle accompanied...
NZCCL Oral Submission on Electoral Disqualification
    Oral submission to the Law and Order Select Committee in respect of the Electoral (...
Is the Internet a human right?
    A report on a talk from Jonathan Penney, Cyberlaw Fellow at Victoria University, about the...
NZCCL Constitution
      The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties Incorporated The following are the...
DomPost misinterprets school search guidelines
    The article from the DomPost (also in Stuff) starts with: Schools have been told they can now...
New edition of classic NZ Civil Rights Handbook released
    The latest edition of Tim McBride's classic New Zealand Civil Rights Handbook has just been...
WCC backs down on city-wide liquor ban
    The Wellington City Council has dropped plans to impose a city-wide liquor ban after strong public...
NZCCL on Electoral Disqualification
    New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties submission about the Electoral (Disqualification of...
Tony Ellis on Electoral Disqualification Bill
    Tony Ellis, Barrister, has made a submission about the Electoral (Disqualification of Convicted...
Tech Liberty on Copyright/Filesharing
    Tech Liberty has made a submission on the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill....
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How technology changes privacy online
    How much do you publish about yourself online?  What can people find out about you by looking...
ACTA: Bad for Civil Liberties
    Tech Liberty has written an article about the ACTA treaty's implications for civil liberties...
Christchurch City Council bans cruising: Breaches freedom of movement?
   Christchurch City Council bans cruising: http://www.ccc.govt.nz/thecouncil/newsmedia/mediareleases...
Free Speech for Corporations in US
    The Supreme Court held that corporate funding of independent political broadcasts in candidate...
Search & Surveillance Bill to be Redrafted
    The Government has announced that the over-reaching Search and Surveillance Bill is being...
Should schools be able to search pupils?
    Stuff has an article about the principal's union pushing for schools to get the right to...
Proposal to amend Wellington City Council Liquor Control Bylaw - oral
    20 May 2010 ORAL SUBMISSION TO THE STRATEGY AND POLICY COMMITTEE OF THE WELLINGTON CITY...
Sunday TV program article about the Search & Surveillance Bill
    The Sunday program does a Big Brother episode about government spying and the Search and...
Surveillance: current law
    Tech Liberty surveys the ways that the government can eavesdrop on people. A follow-up article...

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