rule of law

D J Blair made this Official Information request to Ministry of Justice

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From: D J Blair

Dear Ministry of Justice,

Due to recent arrests of people engaged in peaceful, lawful protest and their bail conditions that remove their right to freedom of speech, freedom of expression and freedom to associate, I would like to ask the questions,
1) 'Is there still rule of law in New Zealand?'
2) 'Is the new anti-Terrorism bill before Parliament, actually designed to bring charges against New Zealanders that use their freedom of speech to criticize government or government policy?'
3) 'Are we going to see a permanent curtailment of human rights and some radical form of change to the Bill of Rights, so any person critical of a government agency could be charged with incitement?'

Having lived in New Zealand all my life I have not noticed a problem with terrorists anywhere, ever, and I don't believe one exists.

Yours faithfully,

D Blair

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Ministry of Justice

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From: OIA@justice.govt.nz
Ministry of Justice

Kia ora D J Blair,

Thank you for contacting the Ministry of Justice.

We acknowledge receipt of your request regarding rule of law, the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Bill, and the Bill of Rights.

This has been forwarded onto the relevant business unit for response.

You can expect a response by 5 October 2021.

Ngā mihi,

Ministerial Relations and Services
Strategy, Governance and Finance
DDI: +64 4 918 8800
www.justice.govt.nz

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