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Human rights implications in Substance Addiction Bill

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 12:40 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission supports the broad intent of the Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Bill but says changes are needed to address significant human rights implications. More >>

Commission welcomes support for sexual violence victims

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 10:27 am | Human Rights Commission

19 May 2016: The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Government’s announcement of $46 million over four years to support victims and prevent sexual violence. More >>

Commissioner welcomes Gender Stocktake figures

Monday, 16 May 2016, 1:10 pm | Human Rights Commission

16 May 2016: The New Zealand Human Rights Commission has today welcomed figures that show the highest ever percentage of women on state sector boards and committees. More >>

Human Rights Commission dealing with Whaleoil cartoon

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 2:22 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has confirmed it is dealing with a cartoon by BoomSlang published on the Whaleoil website through processes defined by the Human Rights Act. More >>

Call for voices in support of greater Maori representation

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 12:23 pm | Human Rights Commission

Tuesday, 10 May 2016: Indigenous Rights Commissioner, Karen Johansen, has said that now is the time for meaningful conversations to take place around Maori participation and representation in Local Government. More >>

New Plymouth Mayor on the right side of history

Monday, 9 May 2016, 2:45 pm | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy says New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd is an everyday hero and is disappointed but not surprised at the negative response he has faced from some New Zealanders. More >>

Commissioner commends RACS on Let’s Operate with Respect

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 1:56 pm | Human Rights Commission

Wednesday, 4 May 2016: EEO Commissioner, Dr Jackie Blue has commended The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) for their continued focus on dealing with discrimination, bullying and harassment in surgical practices in Australasia. More >>

ANZAC Day – a time to take a stand against hatred: Devoy

Friday, 22 April 2016, 1:11 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says ANZAC Day is a time for New Zealanders to remember those things our grandparents stood for and stand up against intolerance and prejudice. More >>

All children have a right to attend their local school

Monday, 18 April 2016, 12:49 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says New Zealand children have a right to attend their local school and more needs to be done to ensure this is a reality for disabled children. More >>

Partnership between Waikato Tainui and local schools welcome

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 11:45 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed an historic partnership between Waikato Tainui and local secondary schools. The Kawenata o te Mana Matauranga agreement will see local Maori history incorporated into curricula for students. More >>

We have failed our disabled children

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 4:33 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the independent expert panel’s review of Child Youth and Family and looks forward to working alongside relevant agencies to realise the human rights of New Zealand children with disabilities. More >>

God Defend New Zealand is about standing up for each other

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 4:22 pm | Human Rights Commission

A speech that urges New Zealanders to embody our national anthem and stand up for others when they are racially abused has won this year’s New Zealand Race Unity Speech Competition. More >>

Look after each other: Don't be a Bystander

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 2:44 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has urged New Zealanders to look out for one another and to dob in violent criminals. More >>

Race Relations Day 2016

Monday, 21 March 2016, 2:40 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says more New Zealanders should be having conversations about diversity and race relations. More >>

NZ Defence Force commended for challenging its own culture

Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 3:05 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the NZ Defence Force’s Operation RESPECT that was launched today. “We stand behind the NZ Defence Force’s commitment to safety and transparency within their own ranks by clearly outlining issues facing ... More >>

Survey's questions about Maori New Zealanders biased

Friday, 11 March 2016, 12:57 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says Kiwis should think before they link to an online survey launched by the state broadcaster that poses leading and biased questions about Maori New Zealanders. More >>

The right to work in just conditions is a human right

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 1:08 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says New Zealanders’ right to work in just and favourable conditions will become more of a reality today with the scrapping of Zero Hour contracts. More >>

Security Review Report - well judged, proportionate

Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 2:39 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission broadly welcomes the report of the Cullen/Reddy Review, considering it well-judged and reflective of New Zealand’s democratic values. More >>

Human Rights Commission calls for urgent reform

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 3:19 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed a landmark decision from the Human Rights Review Tribunal declaring provisions of the Adoption Act 1955 and Adult Adoption Information Act 1985 inconsistent with the right to be free from discrimination under ... More >>

NZ Defence Force Global Gender Equity pledge welcomed

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 2:24 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed today’s commitment from the Chief of New Zealand’s Defence Forces to improve gender equity across the nation’s armed forces. “This morning Lt Gen Tim Keating told us the time for talking about gender ... More >>

 

 

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