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Let Quake Outcasts Move on Says Human Rights Commissioner

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 4:34 pm | Human Rights Commission

Let Quake Outcasts Move on Says Chief Human Rights Commissioner The Chief Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford is calling on the Government yet again to settle the Quake Outcasts case following yesterday’s announcement that the Outcasts have ... More >>

Innovation the loser in gender imbalance in business

Thursday, 14 January 2016, 12:09 pm | Human Rights Commission

At the current rate of women directors being appointed to NZX - listed company boards it will take around 15 years before 50 percent equity is achieved said Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue. More >>

Finding on services for sexual violence victims a milestone

Monday, 14 December 2015, 4:20 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Social Services Select Committee’s finding that current services for victims of sexual violence are inadequate. More >>

Monitoring places of detention 2015

Friday, 11 December 2015, 1:57 pm | Human Rights Commission

This year the predominant findings of agencies monitoring places of detention in New Zealand is that the mental health of a substantial number of detainees is at risk of worsening while they are under state care. Chief Human Rights Commissioner ... More >>

Susan Devoy Human Rights Day Speech: "Everyday Heroes"

Friday, 11 December 2015, 9:03 am | Human Rights Commission

Today is Human Rights Day and I would like to thank the NZ Muslim Association for hosting us in this multi-faith peace vigil this evening. More >>

Kiwis who stand up for human rights

Friday, 11 December 2015, 9:00 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has paid tribute to everyday Kiwis who stand up for the rights of other people. The 10th December marks the day when the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. More >>

Turning the Tide

Sunday, 29 November 2015, 1:20 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has congratulated the leadership of New Zealand Police in acknowledging and working to address unconscious bias. More >>

Gender Equality is a human right we must all fight for

Friday, 27 November 2015, 10:57 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is welcoming today’s launch of the United Nation’s “He for She” gender equality campaign in New Zealand. More >>

Human Rights Commission welcomes survey

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 4:04 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the State Services Commission’s 2015 Human Resource Capability (HRC) Survey. More >>

When Standing Up Changes Lives

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 2:53 pm | Human Rights Commission

Earlier this month some incredibly brave New Zealanders did what so many of us never do: they told the world they had been raped, sexually abused and violated. One knew her abuser, another was attacked in a taxi by a stranger, another’s abuser was ... More >>

Human Rights Commission praises Auckland medical student

Sunday, 22 November 2015, 12:32 pm | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has praised the way an Auckland medical student responded after a stranger rang Police because she thought his headphones were a bomb. More >>

Be included and include all on 3 Dec

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 12:08 pm | Human Rights Commission

Today the Human Rights Commission launched a nationwide campaign to celebrate the lives of disabled New Zealanders in preparation for United Nations Day of Persons with Disabilities – 3 December. More >>

Govt to celebrate 25 years of improving Kiwis’ health

Monday, 16 November 2015, 5:01 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) will mark 25 years of making a real difference to people’s health both here and abroad at a special anniversary event at Parliament tomorrow. More >>

NZers in Australian detention centres, and Australia's UPR

Friday, 13 November 2015, 10:22 am | Human Rights Commission

The New Zealand Human Rights Commission reiterates that the matter of New Zealanders in Australian detention centres is an Australian human rights issue affecting New Zealanders in Australia. It is therefore the duty of the Australian Government to ... More >>

A roadmap to gender equality urgent

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 11:33 am | Human Rights Commission

Achieving gender equality will advance New Zealand society by bringing an end to everyday sexism in New Zealand and to achieving a better way of life for all New Zealanders, says Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue. More >>

All Kiwis have a right to an opinion including Korean ones

Friday, 6 November 2015, 10:05 am | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy says all New Zealanders have the right to an opinion no matter where they were born. More >>

‘Leave no-one behind’ essential in emergency response

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 2:41 pm | Human Rights Commission

The participation and empowerment of people affected by national emergencies in decision making about them are two key principles the Human Rights Commission wants to see underpinning Parliament’s legislative response to future national emergencies. ... More >>

Employment Standards Legislation Bill still leaves loop hole

Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 2:52 pm | Human Rights Commission

Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, Dr Jackie Blue supports the intention of the Employment Standards Legislation Bill but considers that it should provide better protections for people in insecure employment. Dr Blue is presenting to the ... More >>

HRC urges violent Kiwis to have the courage to change

Friday, 23 October 2015, 8:36 am | Human Rights Commission

Kiwi men with a violence problem need to talk about it and to get help says Human Rights Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue. More >>

Human Rights Commission welcomes pay equity milestone

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 10:46 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed plans to set up a working group to develop agreed principles on pay equity for all sectors of the economy. Employers and unions agreed this week to a Government proposal to set up a Joint Working Group to develop ... More >>

 

 

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