16 Nov 2016

Pacific churches up their call for human rights justice

From , 6:04 am on 16 November 2016

Church groups around the region are calling for justice on long-standing issues undermining the rights of the region's people.

At a recent gathering in Auckland, the Pacific Conference of Churches' general secretary discussed issues such as West Papua, climate change, the legacy of nuclear testing and the militarisation of the Pacific.

Indira Stewart was there.

There was some protest from within the French Polynesian assembly and members of the community when the territory was proposed as a test site    but it was overruled. Taken 2004

French Polynesia's Protestant church tiij France to the International Criminal Court over the legacy of the French nuclear weapons tests. Photo: AFP/ Valerie Macon