Post by Kiwi Frontline on Mar 28, 2016 16:28:09 GMT 12
UN LAST OPTION FOR BELITTLED CLAIMANTS
Waitangi Tribunal claimants have asked the United Nations to look at whether proposed reforms to Maori land law are contrary to the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
In a letter to the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, claimants Marise Lant, David Hawea, Owen Lloyd, Maanu Paul and Rihari Dargaville say they fear the Government will ignore the tribunal’s finding and push ahead with the introduction of Te Ture Whenua Maori Bill.
The claimants says a response from the UN Bodies would assist the Government as it needs to understand its responsibilities under the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples…