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Two new Commissioners for the Human Rights Commission

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 5:06 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the appointment of two new Commissioners, announced today by Justice Minister Andrew Little. More >>

HRC welcomes changes to Funded Family Care

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 12:29 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the announcement by the Government that it intends to repeal Part 4A of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 and to consider changes to Funded Family Care. More >>

EEO Commission comment on Equal Pay Amendment Bill

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 12:41 pm | Human Rights Commission

“It is encouraging that pay equity moved a step forward with the introduction to Parliament of the Equal Pay Amendment Bill on the day the country celebrated 127 years of women’s suffrage. Pay equity is a right that the suffragists pressed for ... More >>

125 years on – Still Striving for Equality

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 2:11 pm | Human Rights Commission

Auckland, 19 September 2018 Today the Human Rights Commission premieres its Suffrage 125 video – Still Striving for Equality , which features a former Prime Minister, a former Governor General, and a Supreme Court Judge. More >>

Human Rights Commission backs red zone property offer

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 1:16 pm | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission backs red zone property offer The Human Rights Commission today welcomed the Government’s announcement of a new offer to buy properties in the Christchurch earthquake residential red zones. “The offer of 100 percent of ... More >>

Concern for those in aged care facilities without consent

Monday, 20 August 2018, 9:47 am | Human Rights Commission

A new report published by the Human Rights Commission raises concerns about the legal and human rights safeguards for an estimated 5000 elderly New Zealanders in secure dementia units and psychogeriatric facilities. More >>

Suggested change to Birth, Deaths and Marriages Act welcomed

Friday, 10 August 2018, 5:20 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights commission is delighted that the Governance Administration Committee has recommended a human rights approach in simplifying the process to update sex details on birth certificates. More >>

Shortland Street highlights need for balanced information

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 4:26 pm | Human Rights Commission

1 August 2018: Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says the current storyline on New Zealand drama Shortland Street emphasises the need for balanced information about Down syndrome. More >>

New domestic violence law will help victims

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 9:29 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomed the final reading of the Domestic Violence Victims Protection Act which will come into force early next year. According to consultation recently carried out by the Human Rights Commission with a range of women’s organisations, ... More >>

UN women’s rights committee calls for new strategy

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 11:45 am | Human Rights Commission

UN women’s rights committee calls for new strategy on violence against women and a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Family Court More >>

Equality at work is improving but at a glacial pace

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 10:28 am | Human Rights Commission

Women continue to feature in negative labour market indicators according to a new report from the Human Rights Commission. More >>

Gender Pay Principles offer blueprint for pay equity

Monday, 2 July 2018, 6:28 pm | Human Rights Commission

2 July 2018: The Gender Pay Principles, announced today by the Minister for Women and the Minister for State Services, will provide a blueprint for the public service to reach its 2021 deadline of closing its gender pay gap, said the Equal Employment ... More >>

Employers offered family violence model policy

Monday, 2 July 2018, 11:58 am | Human Rights Commission

2 July 2018: The Human Rights Commission congratulates a group of pioneering employers who have published a model workplace policy on family violence and encourages other firms to take it up. More >>

WHO moves on transgender classification welcomed

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:16 pm | Human Rights Commission

AN INTERNATIONAL health agency’s removal of transgender identities from its list of mental disorders should be reflected in legislation currently before the New Zealand Parliament, the Human Rights Commission (HRC) says. More >>

Commission welcomes progress on family violence legislation

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 9:27 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the support shown in Parliament last night for legislation that would see family violence policies introduced in New Zealand workplaces. More >>

Let’s stop punishing mothers - EEO Commissioner

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 11:26 am | Human Rights Commission

Women who take time out to have children deserve better from the businesses which employ them, the Human Rights Commission says. More >>

Changes at Human Rights Commission

Friday, 25 May 2018, 11:18 am | Human Rights Commission

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero will be the acting head of the Human Rights Commission from today. More >>

Issues faced by Rainbow community need ongoing collaboration

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 3:13 pm | Human Rights Commission

17 May 2018: The Human Rights Commission has applauded parliament’s raising of the bi, intersex, rainbow and transgender flags to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), but has reiterated the need for ... More >>

Human Rights Commission welcomes report

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 2:11 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) says it accepts all the recommendations Judge Coral Shaw has made, and is already actioning some of the changes she suggests. More >>

Risks to human rights inherent in technological advances

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 4:13 pm | Human Rights Commission

09 May 2018: Rapid advances in digital technology, including the use of new analytical techniques to process data and inform decision-making, need to balance benefits with risks to human rights the Human Rights Commission says. More >>

 

 

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