Meg de Ronde

Meg de Ronde is executive director at Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand.

Politics
Aug 24, 2021

Afghans don't need our pity. They need us to offer them refuge

Faced with the almost unimaginable misery in Afghanistan, I am once more begging the government to open its heart to more refugees.

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Society
Dec 12, 2020
Abstract illustration of hands holding prison bars, on blue background.

Freedom from torture is a non-negotiable human right

Prolonged solitary confinement. Pepper spray cell busting that leaves people gulping for air in a toilet bowl. New Zealand’s punitive prison practices are a disgrace.

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Politics
Aug 1, 2020

We shouldn't have to work this hard to get transparency from our government

The full report into Operation Burnham was released in the interests of 'transparency'. But the inquiry itself was anything but, writes Amnesty International's Meg de Ronde.Two

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Society
Nov 27, 2018

The community have proved they can change refugees’ lives. Let’s not quit now

Six powerful stories underscore the value of the community sponsorship scheme, which more than 10,000 people have urged the government to extend

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