Grant Bayldon

Grant Bayldon is Executive Director of Amnesty International New Zealand. www.amnesty.org.nz

Society
Nov 6, 2017

Seeking asylum is a legal right. Could somebody tell Mike Hosking?

Mike Hosking has made another big mistake, this time on the UN's refugee convention. Amnesty International New Zealand's Grant Bayldon gives him a lesson in international law.

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Society
Sep 30, 2016

The KiwiSaver U-turn shows what happens when you piss NZers off. Don’t stop being pissed off yet

Rapid divestment decisions by funds with money in nuclear weapons, landmines and cluster bombs is a credit to people power. But the battle is far from over, writes Grant Bayldon

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Society
Aug 23, 2016

Not 'a big enough issue'? Why inaction on KiwiSaver and cluster bombs is a betrayal of NZ values

NZ has been a world leader in eradication of cluster bombs, landmines and nuclear weapons. Where today are the moral principles the National government has shown before, asks Amnesty International's Grant Bayldon.

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Politics
Aug 8, 2016

On Australia’s human rights shame, New Zealand is all but silent. Here’s what we need to hear

We have rarely seen such a sustained, and successful, attempt to hide abuses from the outside world as the Australian government is perpetuating right now in its ‘offshore detention’ policy, writes Amnesty International’s Grant Bayldon

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Politics
Jul 3, 2016

Justifying a meagre refugee quota because of the homeless problem is a terrible, terrible argument

Charity may start at home, but it shouldn't stop there, writes Amnesty International's Grant Bayldon

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Politics
May 3, 2016

The only serious question on a China extradition deal is how to say no

Opinion: John Key says he’s open to China’s request for an extradition treaty and has asked the Law Commission to investigate. But we’ve been monitoring the Chinese justice system for years, and the answer couldn't be clearer, writes Amnesty International’s Grant Bayldon.

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Politics
Apr 19, 2016

You say tax haven, I say corruption port. Welcome to New Zealand

Opinion: NZ’s ranking as one of the least corrupt countries in the world counts for nothing if our good reputation is used to aid corruption elsewhere, writes Amnesty International's Grant Bayldon

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