March, 2013
ISSN 1178-0932
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The prognosis on Prosser

New Zealand writer Brannavan Gnanalingam says ‘looking Muslim’ already poses big problems when he travels

The now infamous “airport-security-confiscated-my-pocket-knife, so-no-young-Muslims (or-anyone-who-looks-like-a-Muslim-or-comes-from-a-Muslim-country) should-be-allowed-to-fly” column by New Zealand First MP Richard Prosser first appeared at the end of January.

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UPR 13/14: NZ’s second Universal Periodic Review

The Human Rights Commission is offering free workshops for individuals, NGOs and civil society to participate in New Zealand’s Universal Periodic Review, a review of the country’s realisation of human rights by the United Nations.

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