Non-violence is one of the four guiding principles of the Green Party.
We campaign actively for peace and human rights and speak out in Parliament and in public for peaceful solutions to conflict at all levels.
Green Party MP Kennedy Graham also drafted a Members Bill - the International Non-Aggression and Lawful Use of Force Bill - that prohibits our country unlawfully engaging in armed force against other countries.
This Bill was narrowly defeated in 2009 after being pulled from the ballot, but the issue of ‘non-aggression’ is still very relevant.
Check out Dr Kennedy Graham’s International Non-Aggression and Lawful Use of Force Bill
Recent news about Peace and Conflict
Crimea is not simply an issue for Russia; it is a global issue involving universal norms of human rights, democracy, and self-determination More
The Green Party is calling on the Government to cancel police and military ties with the Indonesian regime in West Papua on a day of international action in support of West Papuan independence from Indonesia.
A Commonwealth accredited human rights NGO has endorsed the Green Party's call for John Key to act to prevent Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa regime from assuming the office of Commonwealth Chair-in-Office, Green Party human rights spokesperson Jan Logie confirmed today More
While the Prime Minister was heading off to Bali to further strip our country of our sovereignty and its resources by our free-trade deals, three young men entered the Australian consulate and asked for amnesty, for peace, and for the right of journalists to visit the country of West Papua. More
If New Zealand is serious about playing a positive role in Indonesia it should be facilitating a peace dialogue not providing police programmes, the Green Party said today. More
It may not realise it, but this Government has ruled out New Zealand's support for any military action in Syria that is not authorised by the United Nations Security Council. More
Will he support a parliamentary debate and vote on any Government decision to give moral support for a United States - led military strike on Syria; if not, why not? More
I seek leave to move a motion without notice and without debate to note Germany's ratification of the amendment to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and to move that New Zealand become one of the founding 30 ratifying countries needed in order to implement this amendment. More
The welcoming today of Afghan interpreters who worked with New Zealand troops, demonstrates our gratitude for their work, the Green Party said today. More
Will New Zealand journalists be able to visit and monitor the New Zealand Police training programme in West Papua when it recommences in September 2013 under an aid allocation of US $2 million; if not, why not? More
John Key must clearly state that New Zealand will work through a United Nations' framework to deal with the crisis on the Korean Peninsula, rather than More
The Green Party has discovered the Government continues to invest in cluster bomb manufacturers despite making a specific commitment not to. More
The New Zealand Government should vote in favour of recognising Palestine as a non-member observer state at the United Nations today says the Green Party. More
The Government needs to urgently and clearly state New Zealand's views on the violence in Israel and Gaza, the Green Party said today. More
Does he intend to invite the New Zealand Defence Force to give evidence on the briefing on Afghanistan? More