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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 >>

Time to take in more refugees

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 1:06 pm | Human Rights Commission

As the world prepares to mark UN Refugee Day the Human Rights Commission has urged the Government to allow more refugees to enter New Zealand through other categories - particularly a new community sponsorship pilot that was unveiled this week. More >>

New Zealander elected to UN Disabilities Committee

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 8:36 am | Human Rights Commission

This morning New Zealander Robert Martin was elected to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at UN headquarters in New York. More >>

NZ Muslims and NZ HRC urge Kiwis to stand together

Monday, 13 June 2016, 5:05 pm | Human Rights Commission

NZ Muslims and NZ Human Rights Commission urge Kiwis to stand together against hatred in wake of Orlando shootings More >>

Review into seclusion and restraint practices

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 1:22 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is leading a review into seclusion and restraint practices in New Zealand with funding from the United Nations. More >>

the start of real change in addressing pay equity

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 10:52 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the recommendations of the Joint Working Group for Pay Equity Principles, saying it signals the start of significant change in addressing pay equity and the realisation of a fundamental human right. More >>

Open Minds and Doors to People with Disabilities - HRC

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 5:06 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Government’s Hidden Talent Tour to encourage employers to take on more New Zealanders with disabilities. More >>

HRC welcomes powerful diversity message

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 2:42 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed today’s commitment to diversity and inclusion from the country’s major sporting organisations, led by New Zealand rugby. More >>

 

 

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