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    20 January 2020
    New Zealand

    In a ground-breaking asylum case, a UN human rights body has ruled that governments must take into account the human rights violations caused by the climate crisis when considering deportation of asylum seekers, said Amnesty International today. 

    11 January 2018
    New Zealand

    Samoans around the world are to petition the government to uphold the protection of customary land rights.

    The Samoa Observer reported members of the Samoan Solidarity International Group will present the petition when parliament opens on the 23rd of this month.

    Group member Unasa Iuni Sapolu says they want the 2008 Lands and Titles Act to be repealed.

    17 April 2017
    India
    New Zealand

     

    New Zealand and India recognize personhood for ecosystems

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    The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. That same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement. A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both world wars.

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