Human Rights Issues

1. Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, acknowledges that prisoners serving sentences of three years imprisonment or less are eligible to vote in general elections. However, the current law prohibits all prisoners from exercising this right, which is guaranteed under the Bi...

The Electoral Act is Inconsistent with the Principles and Articles of the Treaty.

1. On 10 July 2014, a group of Maori prisoner led by a woman, Hinemanu Ngaronoa, filed a case in the Waitangi Tribunal - Wai 2472; The Electoral (Disqualification of Sentenced Prisoners)...

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