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MPs risk dismissing Bill of Rights over prison vote rights

MPs risk dismissing Bill of Rights over prison vote rights
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 21 NZPA - A bill to strip prisoners on short sentences of their rights to vote should be scrapped unless MPs want to show they have no respect for the Bill of Rights, the Chief Human Rights Commissioner says.

Treaty settlements and inequality topics for UN visitor

Wellington, July 19 NZPA - A United Nations expert on indigenous peoples rights will look at issues surrounding Treaty of Waitangi settlements and socio-economic issues faced by Maori during his six day visit to New Zealand.

International appointment for Human Rights head

Wellington, March 26 NZPA - Human Rights Commission head Rosslyn Noonan has been elected chairwoman of an international human rights organisation.

Private Prison Companies Dispute Criticisms

Private Prison Companies Dispute Criticisms
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 1 NZPA - The State should be responsible for prisoners not private companies, the Human Rights Commission said today.

Garrett Open To Compromise On Three Strikes Bill

Garrett Open To Compromise On Three Strikes Bill
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, May 13 NZPA - ACT MP David Garrett has raised the idea of a compromise version of his three strikes for repeat offenders proposal.

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