Keith Locke - Hero of the Week | The Jackal

14 May 2012

Keith Locke - Hero of the Week

Today, Amnesty International reported:

In a ceremony at the Human Rights Commission in Auckland the award was presented to the former Greens MP in recognition of a life dedicated to the promotion and protection of people’s human rights here in New Zealand and around the world.

“When we at Amnesty speak to communities or people here in New Zealand who have also sought our advice and help, Keith’s name is often mentioned as someone who has unfailingly assisted them,” said Rebecca Emery, Deputy Director at Amnesty International.

“Keith is truly a unique New Zealander who comes from a family that has shown a genuine dedication to social justice causes through generations, and for this reason, it is a pleasure to close our 50th birthday year by honouring him as a true expression of what it means to be a Human Rights Defender.”

Good on Keith for his monumental effort to ensure honesty within the government on issues such as anti terror, surveillance and refugee rights. The all round nice guy definitely deserves Amnesty International's Aotearoa 2012 Human Rights Defender award. Excellent!