Tuesday, March 2, 2010

What is this blog about?

The Search and Surveillance bill now being considered by the New Zealand Parliament must be stopped.

If passed into law, it would abolish two fundamental concepts of western law: the right to silence and the right not to incriminate oneself (the right not to participate on one's own prosecution).
It also increases State powers to search and surveil people and places.

Public submissions on the bill were heard in October 2009. Out of the 42 submissions only one was unreservedly supportive of the bill. Those speaking against the bill include the Privacy Commissioner, the Human Rights Commission, NZ's Chief Justice, Lawyers, Unions and advocacy groups.

GET INVOLVED IN THE CAMPAIGN! Email us at StopTheBillNow@gmail.com for more info!