The petition has been proposed by Tauranga lawyer Kirsten Murfitt.
The WHO Pandemic Treaty is a series of amendments to international health regulations which will give World Health Organisation bosses the sole power to declare regional and global health emergencies, such as pandemics. Opponents say that once declared, unelected and unaccountable officials in WHO will have the legal power over democratically elected governments to dictate and control health measures in response, which may include the implementation of vaccine passports, lockdowns and mandates.
Murfitt is calling on New Zealanders to sign a petition requesting members of parliament to reject the amendments.
The deadline set by WHO for governments to opt-out is 1 December 2023. The Treaty is planned to come into force in May 2024.
Murfitt also sent an Open Letter to MPs, Cabinet members and Ministers this week requesting they opt-out of the amendments.
‘Most New Zealanders are blissfully unaware of the amendments to the IHR [ie. the existing International Health Regulations]. If adopted, the amendments will move political power from the New Zealand voters into the hands of an unelected and undemocratic organisation,’ she wrote.
‘The government must act democratically and debate the adoption of the current amendments and the substantial amendments to the IHR in a public forum. New Zealanders must be given the opportunity to understand the full ramifications of amendments and vote on whether New Zealanders wish to adopt the amendments or not.
‘It is for New Zealanders to decide whether they wish to give their sovereignty away by giving the WHO the right to control their lives during any event with “a potential to impact public health” rather than the Government of the day. If the substantive amendments are adopted, the WHO will have the right to impose lockdowns, mandate international health passports, mandate experimental vaccines and medicines and prevent certain medicines from being used.’
The petition closes on 27 November and can be signed online here.
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PLEASE SIGN & SHARE my petition to stop the International Health Regulations being adopted in May 2024. Kiwis must be given the opportunity to understand the full ramifications of IHR. For more info, read and share my open letter in the comments below. https://t.co/WuM0GilgWZ pic.twitter.com/gmKDpsUi4S
— Kirsten Murfitt (@MurfittTauranga) November 3, 2023