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Call For Public Holiday To Mark The New Zealand Land Wars

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 5:20 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon has encouraged the Prime Minister to mark the New Zealand Land Wars with a public holiday. ‘I was excited at the prospect that New Zealand may hold public holidays as a response to COVID and believes it’s ... More >>

Human Rights Commission Deeply Concerned About COVID-19 Public Health Response Bill

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 12:22 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned about the lack of scrutiny and rushed process for the COVID-19 Public Health Response Bill. “For weeks the Government has known that we would be moving to alert level 2. It has not allowed enough time ... More >>

Large Number Of Human Rights Enquiries And Complaints Related To COVID-19

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 11:39 am | Human Rights Commission

TheHuman Rights Commissionhas received 311 enquiries and complaints related to the COVID-19 pandemic between January and May 5 this year. “COVID-19 is the most serious human rights emergency Aotearoa New Zealand has experienced since 1945.The ... More >>

Human Rights And Te Tiriti Need To Be Part Of COVID-19 Response

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 9:08 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has strongly commended the Government’s response to COVID-19 but says more needs to be done to put human rights and Te Tiriti o Waitangi at the heart of decision and policy making. A 18-page report Human Rights and Te ... More >>

Questions To Ask Of Residential Facilities Caring For Your Loved Ones

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 3:25 pm | Human Rights Commission

Four questions for whānau and friends to ask of residential facilities caring for their loved ones have been published by the Human Rights Commission. “The spread of COVID-19 in seven age care facilities in Christchurch, Waikato and Auckland will ... More >>

Concerns About Rights Of People In Detention During Response To COVID-19

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 3:19 pm | Human Rights Commission

Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Paul Hunt, is calling on the Government to respect the rights of people it is holding for detention purposes in its response to COVID-19. People detained by the authorities have a heightened risk of infection due to living ... More >>

Time to raise awareness about abuse against disabled women

Monday, 25 November 2019, 7:23 pm | Human Rights Commission

MEDIA STATEMENT - November 25, 2019 for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women More >>

More than 50,000 working households live in poverty

Monday, 25 November 2019, 7:47 am | Human Rights Commission

Research conducted by AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute and commissioned by the Human Rights Commission has found more than 50,000 working households live in poverty across Aotearoa. More >>

Commission relieved racist ‘Family link’ policy removed

Friday, 4 October 2019, 12:15 pm | Human Rights Commission

Today’s announcement about the removal of the racist policy that prevented African and Middle Eastern refugees from settling in New Zealand, unless family were already living here, was well overdue, says Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon. More >>

Women share ‘heart-breaking’ stories of pay discrimination

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 7:59 am | Human Rights Commission

Several women have come forward about their appalling experiences of discrimination over pay and progression opportunities in workplaces across the country. These women who are part of the Human Rights Commission’s Pay Transparency campaign want information ... More >>

Human Rights Commission backs call to allow prisoner voting

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 4:35 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission applauds the Waitangi Tribunal’s call to repeal the law banning prisoner voting. More >>

Learning Support Action Plan to inclusive schooling

Friday, 26 July 2019, 4:35 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the release of the Learning Support Action Plan 2019 – 2025 and new investment as a step in responding to the diverse needs of disabled young people. More >>

Human Rights Commissioners visit Ihumātao

Friday, 26 July 2019, 3:37 pm | Human Rights Commission

Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt and Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo are visiting Ihumātao this afternoon (Friday 26 July). “We are here to respectfully look, listen and learn,” said Paul Hunt. “The ... More >>

Commission welcomes new Race Relations Commissioner

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 9:40 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the appointment of a new Race Relations Commissioner, announced today by Justice Minister Andrew Little. More >>

HRC and SIA get DVFREE tick

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 9:25 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) and the Social Investment Agency (SIA) have both been awarded the DVFREE (Domestic Violence Free) Tick this week from Shine, New Zealand’s specialist domestic violence non-for-profit. More >>

Human Rights Commission supports business leaders’ stand

Monday, 8 April 2019, 6:56 pm | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission supports business leaders’ stand against racism Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt has praised the business leaders who are taking a public stand against racism in the workplace. A group of New Zealand business leaders ... More >>

Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt on the events in Chch

Friday, 15 March 2019, 7:13 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission issue the following statement in response to the unprecedented violent attacks at the Masjid Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch from Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Paul Hunt; “The reports we are hearing from Christchurch ... More >>

Breach of human rights highlights need for right to privacy

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 4:13 pm | Human Rights Commission

The findings from State Services Commission’s Inquiry into the Use of External Security Consultants shows the need for stronger protections to safeguard human rights, especially privacy says Chief Legal Advisor Janet Anderson-Bidois. More >>

Pacific women paid lowest in New Zealand’s Public Service

Friday, 14 December 2018, 1:15 pm | Human Rights Commission

Pacific women paid lowest in New Zealand’s Public Service A pay gap of 21% for Pacific women working in the public service is alarming and needs to be addressed urgently, says Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Dr Karanina ... More >>

New Zealand needs to take a human-rights based approach

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 7:30 pm | Human Rights Commission

Acting Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero will highlight significant human rights issues in New Zealand with United Nations member states in Geneva this week. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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