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Historical abuse a major human rights & race relations issue

Friday, 24 February 2017, 12:50 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says the Prime Minister’s refusal to meet commissioners to discuss the abuse of New Zealanders held in state run institutions is deeply disappointing. Last week the Commission wrote to the Prime Minister inviting him to meet to discuss ... More >>

We need to collect hate crime data

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 1:05 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission confirmed today that there is no need for new hate crime laws but there is a need to collect data when hate crimes take place. More >>

Demand an inquiry into the abuse of NZers held in state care

Monday, 13 February 2017, 10:22 am | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission asks Kiwis to demand an inquiry into the abuse of New Zealanders held in state care More >>

Devoy: 2017 UN Holocaust Remembrance Day Speech

Friday, 27 January 2017, 4:16 pm | Human Rights Commission

I have been coming to annual Holocaust Memorial services since I was appointed Race Relations Commissioner. More >>

Commission welcomes PM’s position on marriage equality

Monday, 12 December 2016, 2:29 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed Prime Minister Bill English’s statement that he would vote differently on gay marriage if it came up to the vote now. More >>

Young New Zealanders leading the way forward

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 11:50 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says young New Zealanders growing acceptance and celebration of Maori language and culture shows how bright the future for race relations can be. More >>

Commission supports call for state-care abuse inquiry

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 5:10 pm | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission supports call for independent inquiry into the abuse of New Zealanders under state care More >>

Children must be safe at school: without exception

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 2:19 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says Government must ensure New Zealand children’s rights, safety and wellbeing are protected when they are at school: without exception. More >>

Poorest children missing out on disability support

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 12:26 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says children from our poorest communities are not getting the disability support they are legally entitled to because of red tape. The recent survey by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and its associates of 1000 households ... More >>

Intolerant religious speeches not welcome

Monday, 21 November 2016, 3:52 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says an Auckland man’s speeches condemning Jewish people are appalling and have no place in New Zealand. More >>

Auckland man's homophobic speech ignorant and ironic

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 9:39 am | Human Rights Commission

[16.11.16] The Human Rights Commission says an Auckland man blaming gay people for deadly earthquakes is ironic given that today is an international day dedicated to tolerance. More >>

NZ Rugby can learn a lot from heartland rugby unions

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 2:15 pm | Human Rights Commission

Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue says provincial rugby unions throughout New Zealand are doing a much better job than the national organisation of inspiring and unifying all people that support the sport. More >>

Attitudes needed to challenge discrimination

Friday, 4 November 2016, 4:35 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says attitudes not just policies need to change when it comes to New Zealanders facing racial discrimination. This week newly elected Auckland Councillor Fa’anana Efeso Collins spoke out about the humiliating treatment ... More >>

HRC welcomes school seclusion ban

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 4:42 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Government’s commitment to ban seclusion in schools but says more changes are needed to protect the rights of New Zealand children. “We welcome the release of guidance for New Zealand schools on behaviour ... More >>

Safety and welfare of students under scrutiny

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 1:11 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Disability Rights Commissioner has written to the Ministry of Education asking whether it is confident leadership at the two schools under investigation for seclusion like practices can ensure the safety and welfare of students. "I am not yet ... More >>

New Zealanders share personal stories of Racism

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 2:16 pm | Human Rights Commission

New Zealand’s first nationwide digital campaign against racism and prejudice has reached more than half a million people since its launch last month. More >>

Commission concerned about the safety of children in schools

Friday, 14 October 2016, 5:20 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Disability Rights Commissioner, Paul Gibson, welcomes the Ombudsman's investigation into the use of seclusion in school settings and will assist if needed. More >>

Human Rights Commission pays tribute to Helen Kelly

Friday, 14 October 2016, 10:44 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has paid tribute to former CTU President Helen Kelly who died today. More >>

New Zealand childcare costs concerning

Friday, 14 October 2016, 10:28 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has expressed concern about the recently released OECD report which states that New Zealand couples spend nearly a third of their income on childcare. More >>

UN recommendations on children with disabilities welcomed

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 2:40 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed United Nations recommendations made to the New Zealand Government to strengthen the rights of children with disabilities. “If enforced by our Government the recommendations by the UN Committee on the Rights ... More >>

 

 

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