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Human Rights Commission vehemently denies allegations

Monday, 26 September 2016, 4:32 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission confirmed today that lawyers representing Auckland woman Julia Sloane have written alleging that the Race Relations Commissioner has defamed her,” said Human Rights Commission spokeswoman, Christine Ammunson. “The Human ... More >>

Response to NBR over Real Housewives of Auckland

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 10:27 am | Human Rights Commission

“Work towards our “That’s Us” nationwide digital campaign to highlight racial intolerance and casual racism began more than a year ago. Our website launch on 1 September was the key focus of our 12th annual Diversity Forum where we asked New ... More >>

NZ Human Rights Commission launches Race Relations Campaign

Thursday, 1 September 2016, 2:17 pm | Human Rights Commission

Today we start a campaign that’s about us. In fact, we’re calling it That’s Us because it’s about the kind of people we want to be, as well as the kind of country we want our kids growing up in. That’s Us is our first nationwide, anti-racism ... More >>

New Zealand’s 12th Diversity Forum focused on the future

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 3:39 pm | Human Rights Commission

New Zealand’s 12th Diversity Forum focused on the future The Human Rights Commission’s 12th Diversity Forum , “Future Focus: Te Anga Whakamua” will get underway at Te Papa Tongarewa tomorrow. More than 400 people from across New Zealand will be ... More >>

HRC invites Government better engage disabled New Zealanders

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:05 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has invited the Ministry of Education to work with them to better engage disabled New Zealanders and their families in the design of policies that impact their learning and quality of life. “Instead of merely consulting disabled ... More >>

Human Rights Commission welcomes Canterbury Rugby's position

Friday, 19 August 2016, 10:29 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed Canterbury’s Rugby’s call for people to continue to report incidents of racial abuse. “It’s not easy to be the one to stand up to racial abuse but we make it easier for them when we stand alongside ... More >>

Commission launches first Business and Human Rights Forum

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 12:24 pm | Human Rights Commission

Tuesday, 9 August: The Human Rights Commission will officially launch the three-day Business and Human Rights Forum at Parliament tonight, where world-leading experts on business and human rights will provide the key note address. More >>

Commission launches first Business and Human Rights Forum

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 10:37 am | Human Rights Commission

Tuesday, 9 August: The Human Rights Commission will officially launch the three-day Business and Human Rights Forum at Parliament tonight, where world-leading experts on business and human rights will provide the key note address. More >>

Human Rights Commission supports NZ Rugby Investigation

Friday, 5 August 2016, 11:48 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has offered its support and expertise to the NZ Rugby-led investigation into an incident involving Chiefs Super Rugby team members this week. EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue has been in contact with NZ Rugby. “Our daughters ... More >>

New Zealand’s 12th Diversity Forum focused on the future

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 1:09 pm | Human Rights Commission

A former child soldier and refugee who is now an internationally renowned human rights lawyer will headline this year’s 12th Diversity Forum hosted by the Human Rights Commission at Te Papa Tongarewa. More >>

Time to honour those who fought for gay New Zealanders

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 2:59 pm | Human Rights Commission

Thirty years since the Homosexual Law Reform Bill became law, the Human Rights Commission says it’s time to honour those who fought for the human rights of gay New Zealanders. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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