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Facing our history is crucial to our future - Devoy

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 5:35 pm | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has paid tribute to three young women who have changed New Zealand history by making sure we remember our shared history. She also urged whoever formed the nation’s next Government to do the right thing ... More >>

Dame Susan Devoy, Race Relations Commissioner

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 4:30 pm | Human Rights Commission

It was also national politics that brought me to Taranaki a little over a year ago. More >>

NZ Sign Language for final leaders debate a great decision

Monday, 18 September 2017, 12:21 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the news that for the first time a NZ Sign language version of the final leaders’ 1News debate will be available this year. The signed debate will be available for streaming via the channel’s On Demand function ... More >>

Rugby recommendations provide clear pathway forward

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 1:46 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is pleased to see the Respect and Responsibility review recommendations released today by the Independent Panel, but says the onus is now on NZ Rugby to take concrete steps to implement them. More >>

New stats data about Disabled workforce paint a grim picture

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 11:31 am | Human Rights Commission

7 September 2017: New detailed labour market data has highlighted the significant work needed to create more meaningful employment opportunities for disabled New Zealanders, says the Human Rights Commission. More >>

Conference to develop the pathway for indigenous rights

Monday, 4 September 2017, 3:15 pm | Human Rights Commission

4 September 2017: The Conference on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will provide a needed pathway forward for indigenous rights in New Zealand, says the Human Rights Commission. More >>

UN recommends NZ Government hold independent inquiry

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 3:01 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed a United Nations human rights committee’s recommendation that the New Zealand Government hold an independent inquiry into the systemic abuse of children and disabled adults held in state institutions. More >>

Commissions opposes Residential Tenancies Bill

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 2:11 pm | Human Rights Commission

23 August 2017: The Human Rights Commission has submitted its concerns around the human rights implications of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No.2) and recommended it not be passed in its current form. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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