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New Zealand’s Commitment To Indigenous Rights Under International Spotlight

Monday, 8 July 2024, 10:48 am | Human Rights Commission

Tatau Urutahi shared leader, Julia Whaipooti will express concerns to the UN body that New Zealand is backsliding on its Te Tiriti and international human rights obligations regarding Indigenous peoples. More >>

New Study Highlights Support Needed For People To Escape Religious Conversion Practices

Thursday, 2 May 2024, 4:57 pm | Human Rights Commission

Conversion practices are deliberate actions to change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Such practices are ineffective and have been shown to cause serious harm. Twenty-three survivors were interviewed ... More >>

Sexual Orientation Should Be Protected Under Hate Speech Laws

Wednesday, 10 April 2024, 3:31 pm | Human Rights Commission

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission addressed whether New Zealand’s hate speech law is discriminatory, in court yesterday. The Court of Appeal heard the case brought by Russell Hoban, who is seeking a declaration from the Court that ... More >>

Court Of Appeal To Consider Whether Hate Speech Law Is Discriminatory

Monday, 8 April 2024, 1:56 pm | Human Rights Commission

On Tuesday 9 April 2024 the Court of Appeal in Wellington will hear a case brought by Russell Hoban against the Crown in Hoban v Attorney General . Mr Hoban is seeking a declaration that New Zealand’s hate speech law under s 61 of the Human Rights ... More >>

Nationwide Campaign Inspired By Christchurch Communities

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 8:53 am | Human Rights Commission

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission has launched a campaign with Ōtautahi Christchurch-based group, InCommon, to encourage people to look past stereotypes to find what they share in common. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2403/18f87370508e70965b40.jpeg" ... More >>

Employers Who Exploit Workers Should Face Effective Consequences, Says Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 6:01 pm | Human Rights Commission

EEO Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo has called for effective consequences for worker exploitation, and remedies for impacted workers. Dr Sumeo was responding to today’s release of the review report into administration of the Accredited Employer ... More >>

NZ Independent Monitoring Mechanisms Raise Human Rights Issues In Geneva

Friday, 16 February 2024, 10:06 am | Human Rights Commission

Inequitable treatment of Māori in places of detention, and a call for a moratorium on sterilisation of disabled children or adults in Aotearoa were two of the issues New Zealand independent monitoring mechanisms raised with United Nations member states ... More >>

Aotearoa’s Key Human Rights Issues Raised With United Nations Member States

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 11:55 am | Human Rights Commission

Constitutional protections, Indigenous peoples’ rights, and workers’ rights are the key human rights issues Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission raised with United Nations Member States in Geneva last night. The Commission and other ... More >>

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission Welcomes Supreme Court Decision In Smith V Fonterra

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 3:43 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Supreme Court decision allowing the Smith v Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited and Others climate change case to go to trial is a welcome outcome, says Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission. The decision means that Mike Smith (Ngāpuhi, ... More >>

Aotearoa New Zealand’s Human Rights Under International Spotlight

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 10:38 am | Human Rights Commission

Universal Periodic Review 2024 Aotearoa New Zealand’s human rights record will be under the spotlight during the United Nation’s Human Rights Council’s five-yearly Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Civil society organisations and Te Kāhui Tika Tangata ... More >>

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Farewells Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt

Tuesday, 16 January 2024, 9:55 am | Human Rights Commission

Outgoing Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt brought a deep commitment to the dignity and mana of all people, says Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission. Hunt challenged the government to be accountable for its full range of human rights ... More >>

Acting Chief Human Rights Commissioner Responds To Mini Budget

Friday, 22 December 2023, 3:12 pm | Human Rights Commission

“It is hard to see how some of the choices made for the mini budget will ensure human rights and a life of dignity for all, especially for those stuck in struggle town,” says Acting Chief Human Rights Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo. ... More >>

Human Rights Commission Pays Tribute To Chief Commissioner Paul Hunt

Wednesday, 20 December 2023, 4:09 pm | Human Rights Commission

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission recognises the outstanding contributions of Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt and Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali'i Karanina Sumeo. Minister of Justice Hon Paul Goldsmith has confirmed ... More >>

Commission Presents Urgent Human Rights ‘must-do’ List

Friday, 8 December 2023, 10:03 am | Human Rights Commission

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission has today launched a short film calling for the public and government to champion and protect human rights ahead of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “Seventy-five years on, ... More >>

Julia Whaipooti To Take Up Shared Leadership Role At Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 2:45 pm | Human Rights Commission

'E kore e hekeheke he kākano rangatira' - 'A noble heritage will never perish'. Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission proudly announces the appointment of Julia Amua Whaipooti (Ngāti Porou) as Tatau-Urutahi|shared leader. Julia brings ... More >>

Independent Human Rights Report Highlights Ways To Improve Online Safety Code

Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 1:07 pm | Human Rights Commission

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission today released an independent report which explains how to improve the Code of Practice that Meta, Google, Tiktok, Twitch and X have developed to guide their management of online harm in Aotearoa New Zealand. ... More >>

Rainbow Community Advocates To Discuss Anti-discrimination Laws And Access To Justice

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 9:32 am | Human Rights Commission

Human rights protections for Rainbow communities, and how to access justice, are the focus of a two-day conference being hosted by Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission in Auckland this week (21 and 22 November 2023). Presentations at Te Kāhui ... More >>

Fact-sheet On The Human Rights And Te Tiriti Basis For Co-governance

Monday, 6 November 2023, 12:13 pm | Human Rights Commission

A new resource explaining the link between human rights, te Tiriti o Waitangi and co-governance has been released today by Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission. One of the Commission’s functions under the Human Rights Act is to promote a better ... More >>

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission Honoured To Be Involved In Peer Review Of Human Rights Institutions

Friday, 27 October 2023, 4:36 pm | Human Rights Commission

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission took up its voting seat at the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) Sub Committee on Accreditation (SCA) in Geneva this week. The Commission’s Tatau-Uruora Chief Executive Meg de ... More >>

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission Calls On Political Leaders To Help Unite Communities

Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 10:10 am | Human Rights Commission

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission applauds all those New Zealanders who exercised their democratic right to vote in this election. Your voice makes a difference whatever the outcome. “We also acknowledge all the candidates for putting ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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