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It's about student safety not a school's reputation

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 9:13 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says New Zealand schools must call the Police when students suffer serious assaults. More >>

Time to take in more refugees

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 1:06 pm | Human Rights Commission

As the world prepares to mark UN Refugee Day the Human Rights Commission has urged the Government to allow more refugees to enter New Zealand through other categories - particularly a new community sponsorship pilot that was unveiled this week. More >>

New Zealander elected to UN Disabilities Committee

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 8:36 am | Human Rights Commission

This morning New Zealander Robert Martin was elected to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at UN headquarters in New York. More >>

NZ Muslims and NZ HRC urge Kiwis to stand together

Monday, 13 June 2016, 5:05 pm | Human Rights Commission

NZ Muslims and NZ Human Rights Commission urge Kiwis to stand together against hatred in wake of Orlando shootings More >>

Review into seclusion and restraint practices

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 1:22 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is leading a review into seclusion and restraint practices in New Zealand with funding from the United Nations. More >>

the start of real change in addressing pay equity

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 10:52 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the recommendations of the Joint Working Group for Pay Equity Principles, saying it signals the start of significant change in addressing pay equity and the realisation of a fundamental human right. More >>

Open Minds and Doors to People with Disabilities - HRC

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 5:06 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Government’s Hidden Talent Tour to encourage employers to take on more New Zealanders with disabilities. More >>

HRC welcomes powerful diversity message

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 2:42 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed today’s commitment to diversity and inclusion from the country’s major sporting organisations, led by New Zealand rugby. More >>

Gagana Samoa - a language of the future

Monday, 30 May 2016, 10:20 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has encouraged New Zealanders to celebrate Samoan Language Week 2016 – the first of seven Pacific language weeks to be observed this year year. More >>

Speech: Africa Day 2016

Monday, 30 May 2016, 10:11 am | Human Rights Commission

On behalf of the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, it is a great honour to support the celebration of Africa Day here in Auckland: the 53rd commemoration of the founding of the African Union. More >>

Human rights implications in Substance Addiction Bill

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 12:40 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission supports the broad intent of the Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Bill but says changes are needed to address significant human rights implications. More >>

Commission welcomes support for sexual violence victims

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 10:27 am | Human Rights Commission

19 May 2016: The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Government’s announcement of $46 million over four years to support victims and prevent sexual violence. More >>

Commissioner welcomes Gender Stocktake figures

Monday, 16 May 2016, 1:10 pm | Human Rights Commission

16 May 2016: The New Zealand Human Rights Commission has today welcomed figures that show the highest ever percentage of women on state sector boards and committees. More >>

Human Rights Commission dealing with Whaleoil cartoon

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 2:22 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has confirmed it is dealing with a cartoon by BoomSlang published on the Whaleoil website through processes defined by the Human Rights Act. More >>

Call for voices in support of greater Maori representation

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 12:23 pm | Human Rights Commission

Tuesday, 10 May 2016: Indigenous Rights Commissioner, Karen Johansen, has said that now is the time for meaningful conversations to take place around Maori participation and representation in Local Government. More >>

New Plymouth Mayor on the right side of history

Monday, 9 May 2016, 2:45 pm | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy says New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd is an everyday hero and is disappointed but not surprised at the negative response he has faced from some New Zealanders. More >>

Commissioner commends RACS on Let’s Operate with Respect

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 1:56 pm | Human Rights Commission

Wednesday, 4 May 2016: EEO Commissioner, Dr Jackie Blue has commended The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) for their continued focus on dealing with discrimination, bullying and harassment in surgical practices in Australasia. More >>

ANZAC Day – a time to take a stand against hatred: Devoy

Friday, 22 April 2016, 1:11 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says ANZAC Day is a time for New Zealanders to remember those things our grandparents stood for and stand up against intolerance and prejudice. More >>

All children have a right to attend their local school

Monday, 18 April 2016, 12:49 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says New Zealand children have a right to attend their local school and more needs to be done to ensure this is a reality for disabled children. More >>

Partnership between Waikato Tainui and local schools welcome

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 11:45 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed an historic partnership between Waikato Tainui and local secondary schools. The Kawenata o te Mana Matauranga agreement will see local Maori history incorporated into curricula for students. More >>

 

 

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