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New Zealand: Rights for all yet to be realised: Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 32nd Session of the UPR Working Group, January – February 2019

, Index number: ASA 32/9070/2018

In this submission Amnesty International welcomes improved parliamentary processes to better align domestic legislation with New Zealand’s human rights obligations but considers that institutional preventative mechanisms are still lacking to prevent the passage of Bills in breach of human rights. Amnesty International also sets out a number of concerns with regard to the detention of asylum-seekers, continued and alarming rates of gender-based violence, overrepresentation of Māori in the criminal justice system, and breaches of human rights standards in places of detention.

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