Refugee Rights and Mandatory Detention - public meeting

The government is hurrying to push through
the Immigration (Mass Arrivals) Amendment Bill, which allows for the mandatory
detention of refugees entering New Zealand by “mass arrival”.

Thursday, April 18, 5.30pm, Stone Lecture Theatre, Building 803, Faculty of Law,
University of Auckland

Refugee Rights and Mandatory Detention - Prominent human rights
and refugee lawyers have described this Bill as ‘legally flawed‘ and inconsistent
with New Zealand’s obligations under the Refugee Convention. Please join us for a
discussion of this important issue.
5:30 - 7pm Thursday 18 April 2013. Speakers include: Rodger Haines Q.C., chairman of
the Human Rights Review Tribunal; Tracey Barnett, journalist and member of the
Auckland Refugee Council; Carole Curtis, prominent immigration & refugee lawyer;
Myanna Desaulnier, refugee rights scholar; Adan Isse, Somalian refugee; Jon McBride,
immigration & refugee lawyer and Convenor of the NZLS Immigration & Refugee Law
Committee. Drinks & nibbles from 5:30pm in the Staff Common Room. Speakers from 6pm.

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