Use of Mosquitos

One of the Commission's duties as a National Human Rights Institution is to advise government when we consider that the law does not provide sufficient protection for someone's human rights. In the case of Mosquito devices, children and young people are affected by a very high-pitched noise which causes severe discomfort. The rest of us can't hear it. We have written to the government to advise that, in our view, the indiscriminate use of these teenager-dispersal devices is not lawful, and they affect all children and young people equally, not only those who may be intent on causing trouble. Our letter to the Children's minister sets out why.

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