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Inquiry report recognises accessibility for the disabled

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:46 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says parliament’s Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee’s report on the “Inquiry into the future of New Zealand’s Mobility” recognises that accessibility for people with disabilities is crucial ... More >>

Call for inquiry into state abuse reaches the United Nations

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:08 am | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More >>

Learning support pilot extension welcomed

Friday, 11 August 2017, 4:59 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the extension of a pilot programme that aims to make it easier for youngsters to access more learning support services. “An inclusive education system is vital if all New Zealand children are to reach their ... More >>

UN Declaration implementation gap must be addressed

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 9:49 am | Human Rights Commission

9 August 2017: Almost 10 years on from the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples should be used to highlight its implementation gap, says the Human Rights Commission. More >>

Commission proud to stand with the people of Porirua

Monday, 7 August 2017, 3:54 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed New Zealand’s first city to join the Human Rights Commission’s anti-racism campaign: Give Nothing to Racism. “Racism starts small but so too does hope. Prejudice starts in our everyday lives and it’s ... More >>

Commission welcomes new Disability Rights Commissioner

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 5:37 pm | Human Rights Commission

31 July 2017: The Human Rights Commission has today welcomed new Disability Rights Commissioner, Paula Tesoriero. More >>

HRC: Data crucial to the rights of NZers with disabilities

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 4:40 pm | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission: Data crucial to realising the rights of New Zealanders with disabilities The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the inclusion of questions on disability in next year’s Census. “Collecting data on disability is critical ... More >>

Spring Hill report confirms importance of regular monitoring

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 3:06 pm | Human Rights Commission

2 August 2017: A report released by the Ombudsman’s Office has confirmed why regular monitoring of places of detention is so valuable, says the Human Rights Commission. More >>

Commission pays tribute to outgoing Commissioners

Monday, 31 July 2017, 5:26 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has paid tribute to three outgoing commissioners: Disability Rights Commissioner Paul Gibson; Indigenous Rights Commissioner Karen Johansen and Human Rights Commissioner Richard Tankersley, whose terms serving on the commission ... More >>

Kiwis with Intellectual Disabilities Faced Systemic Abuse

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 8:27 am | Human Rights Commission

The release of a new report into state abuse shows the mistreatment was systemic, enduring and an everyday reality for New Zealanders with intellectual disabilities who lived in institutions and special schools. More >>

Millions talking about Giving Nothing To Racism

Friday, 14 July 2017, 1:42 pm | Human Rights Commission

New Zealand’s first nationwide anti-racism campaign has reached millions of New Zealanders since its launch less than a year ago. “Early on we realised many people didn’t think that prejudice existed or was a problem here so by raising the voices ... More >>

Truth and reconciliation for state abuse survivors

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 3:51 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed Prime Minister Bill English’s announcement that he wants to do the right thing and has not ruled out an inquiry into historical state abuse. Last week Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett acknowledged for the first ... More >>

Settlement reached in Roller Derby discrimination complaint

Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 1:12 pm | Human Rights Commission

A roller derby competitor who claims she was subject to discrimination because of her hearing loss and dyslexia has received a settlement of more than $4000, belated national team jerseys, and an apology for comments made by the coach of the New Zealand ... More >>

Kiwis asked to listen to the story of a refugee

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 3:34 pm | Human Rights Commission

World Refugee Day 2017: Human Rights Commission asks Kiwis to take the time to listen to the story of a refugee More >>

Give Nothing To Racism: Campaign Launched

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 9:30 am | Human Rights Commission

A campaign urging New Zealanders to give nothing to racism and refuse to spread intolerance has been launched by some of the country’s most well-known people. More >>

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 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 >>



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