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HRC invites Government better engage disabled New Zealanders

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:05 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has invited the Ministry of Education to work with them to better engage disabled New Zealanders and their families in the design of policies that impact their learning and quality of life. “Instead of merely consulting disabled ... More >>

Human Rights Commission welcomes Canterbury Rugby's position

Friday, 19 August 2016, 10:29 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed Canterbury’s Rugby’s call for people to continue to report incidents of racial abuse. “It’s not easy to be the one to stand up to racial abuse but we make it easier for them when we stand alongside ... More >>

Commission launches first Business and Human Rights Forum

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 12:24 pm | Human Rights Commission

Tuesday, 9 August: The Human Rights Commission will officially launch the three-day Business and Human Rights Forum at Parliament tonight, where world-leading experts on business and human rights will provide the key note address. More >>

Commission launches first Business and Human Rights Forum

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 10:37 am | Human Rights Commission

Tuesday, 9 August: The Human Rights Commission will officially launch the three-day Business and Human Rights Forum at Parliament tonight, where world-leading experts on business and human rights will provide the key note address. More >>

Human Rights Commission supports NZ Rugby Investigation

Friday, 5 August 2016, 11:48 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has offered its support and expertise to the NZ Rugby-led investigation into an incident involving Chiefs Super Rugby team members this week. EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue has been in contact with NZ Rugby. “Our daughters ... More >>

New Zealand’s 12th Diversity Forum focused on the future

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 1:09 pm | Human Rights Commission

A former child soldier and refugee who is now an internationally renowned human rights lawyer will headline this year’s 12th Diversity Forum hosted by the Human Rights Commission at Te Papa Tongarewa. More >>

Time to honour those who fought for gay New Zealanders

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 2:59 pm | Human Rights Commission

Thirty years since the Homosexual Law Reform Bill became law, the Human Rights Commission says it’s time to honour those who fought for the human rights of gay New Zealanders. More >>

The value of investing in human rights

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 11:10 am | Human Rights Commission

27 July 2016: The Human Rights Commission has said a report, launched today by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA), serves as a timely reminder of the value of investing in human rights for New Zealand businesses. More >>

Spencer vs Ministry of Health

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 10:08 am | Human Rights Commission

Spencer vs Ministry of Health: Human Rights Commission welcomes decision on disabled New Zealanders and their caregivers More >>

Commission welcomes new 1 in 3 Be Free app

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 12:20 pm | Human Rights Commission

20 July 2016: The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the launch of a new app, which is set to empower more women to deal with, or escape, abusive or controlling relationships. More >>

Racism is not just a rugby problem, it's a NZ problem

Sunday, 17 July 2016, 8:36 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says racism isn’t just a rugby problem: it’s a New Zealand problem. More >>

Commission celebrates 30 years of Homosexual Law Reform Act

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 3:57 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission, in celebrating the 30 years of the Homosexual Law Reform Act, says it would be supportive of the Government ensuring those convicted for activity legalised by the Act, have their human rights restored. Human Rights Commissioner ... More >>

HRC welcomes Canterbury Rugby's decision on racial abuse

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 3:27 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Canterbury Rugby Football Union’s move to penalise a player who racially abused an opposing player during a game last month. More >>

Commission pays tribute to Briar Bentley

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 2:38 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has paid tribute to transgender community leader and passionate human rights advocate, Briar Bentley, who passed away this week. Human Rights Commissioner Richard Tankersley said Ms Bentley has made a lasting mark on ... More >>

Business and Human Rights top of upcoming Forum agenda

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 10:14 am | Human Rights Commission

5 July 2016: New Zealand isn’t immune to human rights violations and the leading experts on business and human rights are heading here next month to talk with kiwi businesses about how they can avoid committing them. More >>

Strengthening rights of disabled New Zealanders

Monday, 4 July 2016, 12:20 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was tabled in the New Zealand Parliament today. More >>

Dame Grace Hollander: An extraordinary New Zealander

Friday, 1 July 2016, 4:38 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has paid tribute to Dame Grace Hollander who passed away this week aged 94. More >>

Immigration NZ to introduce new policy following settlement

Friday, 1 July 2016, 4:14 pm | Human Rights Commission

Following settlement of a case with the Director of Human Rights Proceedings (The Director), Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has confirmed it is working on a policy for dealing with requests to amend personal information. In August 2015, the Privacy ... More >>

Public reporting needed to address gender pay gap

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 3:05 pm | Human Rights Commission

30 June 2016: The Human Rights Commission’s Tracking Equality at Work tool, which has been recently updated with 2015 data, illustrates the urgent need for public reporting on gender pay gaps. More >>

It's about student safety not a school's reputation

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 9:13 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says New Zealand schools must call the Police when students suffer serious assaults. More >>

 

 

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