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A group of people stand in front of the NZ Parliament

Our Domestic Work

Stop the Ram Raid Bill: petition handover

A group of over 30 organisations is preparing to deliver a petition to political leaders calling for the Ram Raid Bill to be scrapped.

24 June, 2024

A person holds a sign that reads "Te Tiriti is good for everyone, connect, protect"

Our Domestic Work

New human rights data show ongoing harm to Māori

According to the latest data, Māori are among those most at risk of human rights violations for nearly all the rights measured.

20 June, 2024

people at a protest holding a sticker that reads "climate justice = human rights"

Climate breakdown

Climate justice equals human rights

Climate justice means putting human rights at the core of decision making and action on climate change.

11 June, 2024

a group of young people with skateboards

Our Domestic Work

Community leaders warn of flawed Ram Raid Bill

A growing collective of community leaders and advocates for the welfare of children and young people are calling on the Government to withdraw the Ram Raid Bill.

06 June, 2024

A photo of the NZ Parliament building, The Beehive

Our Domestic Work

Submission on the Local Government (Electoral Legislation and Māori Wards and Māori Constituencies) Amendment Bill 2024

We are deeply concerned that the Local Government Amendment Bill breaches human rights, is discriminatory towards Māori, undermines Te Tiriti o Waitangi and democratic participation.

30 May, 2024

Twenty-year-old TJ Riggs attends a protest with a group of activists


Tackling the death penalty in the USA

Twenty-year-old TJ Riggs is a student at Samford University and Amnesty International’s Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator for the State of Alabama.

29 May, 2024

Police officers gather to remove activists during an anti death penalty protest in front of the US Supreme Court


Executions soar to highest number in almost a decade

Amnesty International has released its annual report on the global use of the death penalty.

29 May, 2024

	Palestinians salvage belongings from the rubble of a building hit by overnight Israeli bombing in Rafah

Human rights

Israeli air strikes further evidence of war crimes

The International Criminal Court should investigate as war crimes three Israeli air strikes that killed 44 Palestinian civilians, including 32 children, in the occupied Gaza Strip last month.

27 May, 2024

two people hold a banner which reads "standing with humanity" in English and te reo Māori

Our Domestic Work

AIANZ Annual Report 2023

Download our 2023 annual report and read more about our year of standing with humanity.

24 May, 2024

People raise Palestinian flags and placards during a march to show solidarity with the Palestinians of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip

Human rights

ICC applications for arrest warrants are a crucial step towards justice

This move by the ICC Prosecutor sends an important message to all parties to the conflict in Gaza, and beyond, that they will be held accountable for the devastation they have waged on the peoples of Gaza and Israel.

21 May, 2024

Three women stand at a protest, holding flags and signs, and they are shouting.

Human rights

Three activists on why they refuse to be silent in older age

Three activists reflect on their experiences, the changes they are campaigning for, and how being an older person gives them unique perspective and motivation.

21 May, 2024

Refugees Welcome march organised by Amnesty International

Our Domestic Work

Open letter on the Immigration (Mass Arrivals) Amendment Bill

Representatives from the forced migration sector have written to Minister Stanford and Associate Minister Costello about the Immigration (Mass Arrivals) Amendment Bill.

15 May, 2024



People Power in Action - Amnesty's Good News Roundup

Let’s celebrate our wins, and take a look at some amazing moments of triumph and achievement.

13 May, 2024

a group of Amnesty supporters protest for prisoners of conscience

Human rights

How a toast to freedom brought a global community to life

How does a movement of over 10 million people get started? The answer is simpler than you might think.

09 May, 2024


Our Domestic Work

Prisons need to be transformed, not simply expanded

Building more beds does nothing to address the upstream causes of offending, nor does it address the harm occurring in our prison system today.

07 May, 2024