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NZ Football's stand alongside child refugees is important

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 4:39 pm | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Susan Devoy has paid tribute to New Zealand Football for standing alongside some of the world’s most vulnerable children. More >>

Urgent need for action on seclusion and restraint practices

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 8:26 am | Human Rights Commission

A new independent report has outlined a number of serious concerns about New Zealand’s seclusion and restraint practices, says the Human Rights Commission. More >>

Why Never Again must mean Never Again – Dr Judith Aitken

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 3:31 pm | Human Rights Commission

Presidents, monarchs, politicians, prophets and religious leaders often claim that their visionary idea, innovative policies or new law will “ensure that [this] never happens again.” More >>

Commission not advocating change to hate speech laws

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 12:08 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission confirmed today it was not advocating for a change to hate speech laws. More >>

NZ's first Anti Racism campaign reaches more than 2m people

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 4:15 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission’s That’s Us http://www.thatsus.co.nz/ anti-racism campaign has reached almost 2 million people (1.9 million) and engaged with more than 600,000 people since its launch on the 1st September 2016. That’s Us is New ... More >>

Race Relations Day 2017: Stand up for each other

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:08 am | Human Rights Commission

This year for Race Relations Day the Human Rights Commission has urged New Zealanders to stand up for one another and to stand up for what we believe in. More >>

Human Rights Commission urges Kiwis to stand up

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 8:28 pm | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission urges Kiwis to stand up for each other – Race Relations Day 2017 The Human Rights Commission has paid tribute to a Kiwi businesswoman who has gone public on the eve of Race Relations Day 2017 after online trolls said “Asians” ... More >>

Tribute to Heartland New Zealand and Murray Ball

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 12:59 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Race Relations Commissioner has paid tribute to New Zealanders who are behind a series of events in provincial and urban communities to celebrate Race Relations Day throughout the month of March. More >>

Commission welcomes support of Domestic Violence Bill

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 10:09 am | Human Rights Commission

8 March 2017: The Human Rights Commission has welcomed news that a Members Bill seeking to improve legal protections for victims of domestic violence will get the consultation it deserves, after passing it’s first reading. More >>

Susan Devoy responds to European Students Association

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 11:44 am | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy says she will be keeping an eye on a student club at Auckland University. More >>

Aotearoa’s Lost Generation - Maori children in state care

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 10:14 am | Human Rights Commission

Years ago in a small town a Maori boy was caught stealing lollies at the local four square. A report labelled him a ‘thug” and he was made a state ward. He was ten years old. Put in a boy’s home where he was physically and sexually abused, he ... More >>

Maori children in state care - Aotearoa's lost generation

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 10:09 am | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy believes New Zealand children were more likely to be taken off their families and put into state homes because they were Maori. Once there many youngsters were subsequently physically and sexually abused. More >>

Historical abuse a major human rights & race relations issue

Friday, 24 February 2017, 12:50 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says the Prime Minister’s refusal to meet commissioners to discuss the abuse of New Zealanders held in state run institutions is deeply disappointing. Last week the Commission wrote to the Prime Minister inviting him to meet to discuss ... More >>

We need to collect hate crime data

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 1:05 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission confirmed today that there is no need for new hate crime laws but there is a need to collect data when hate crimes take place. More >>

Demand an inquiry into the abuse of NZers held in state care

Monday, 13 February 2017, 10:22 am | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission asks Kiwis to demand an inquiry into the abuse of New Zealanders held in state care More >>

Devoy: 2017 UN Holocaust Remembrance Day Speech

Friday, 27 January 2017, 4:16 pm | Human Rights Commission

I have been coming to annual Holocaust Memorial services since I was appointed Race Relations Commissioner. More >>

Commission welcomes PM’s position on marriage equality

Monday, 12 December 2016, 2:29 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed Prime Minister Bill English’s statement that he would vote differently on gay marriage if it came up to the vote now. More >>

Young New Zealanders leading the way forward

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 11:50 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says young New Zealanders growing acceptance and celebration of Maori language and culture shows how bright the future for race relations can be. More >>

Commission supports call for state-care abuse inquiry

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 5:10 pm | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission supports call for independent inquiry into the abuse of New Zealanders under state care More >>

Children must be safe at school: without exception

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 2:19 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says Government must ensure New Zealand children’s rights, safety and wellbeing are protected when they are at school: without exception. More >>

 

 

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