Human Rights


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Letter from Gaza: alive due to lack of death

30 October 2017 | Jehad Abusalim

Gaza-born Jehad Abusalim describes the devastating effects of Israel's blockade on the daily lives of Palestinians.


New Zealand’s homeless living in cars and garages

29 September 2017 | Tarek Bazley

New Zealand was once a pioneer of the social welfare state, but now one in every 100 New Zealanders is homeless.


Yes, I’m a real Māori

29 September 2017 | Ian Taylor

I guess you could say things have changed since that day, back in 1961, when a teacher hit me across the head whilst proclaiming, for all to hear, “You’re not on the pā now, hori!” I was 11 years old and had just arrived at boarding school from a small rural village on the East Coast of the North Island, writes Ian Taylor who is best known internationally for developing computer animation and such sports graphics as ball tracking in cricket.


Māori dying too young

29 September 2017 |

Māori living on the East Coast have a “perilous state of health”, a report commissioned by the local iwi has found.


Philippines church, rights groups denounce farmer killings

29 September 2017 | ucanews.com

Philippines church and human rights groups are calling for an investigation into the September 3 killing of four farmers on land claimed by the rural poor and the military in Nueva Ecija province. Unidentified gunmen shot the farmers who were resting inside a hut in the middle of the disputed piece of land.


Pakistan activists welcome new human rights taskforce

29 September 2017 | Kamran Chaudhry


Rights groups in Pakistan have welcomed the establishment of the nation's first human rights task force but remain to be convinced that it will change anything for persecuted minorities.


Pakistan activists welcome new human rights taskforce

29 September 2017 | Kamran Chaudhry


Rights groups in Pakistan have welcomed the establishment of the nation's first human rights task force but remain to be convinced that it will change anything for persecuted minorities.


The dark history of Israel’s stolen babies

29 September 2017 | Jonathan Cook

In July, Tzachi Hanegbi, Israel’s minister for national security, became the first government official to admit that hundreds of babies had been stolen from their mothers in the years immediately following Israel's creation in 1948. In truth, the number is more likely to be in the thousands.


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