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Commission’s Visit To Cyclone-affected Areas Highlights Human Rights Challenges

Thursday, 3 August 2023, 10:33 am | Human Rights Commission

Communities in Te Tairāwhiti and Wairoa have told Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission they want government and councils to support community-led responses in the recovery from Cyclone Gabrielle. Te Amokapua Chief Human Rights Commissioner ... More >>

UN Concerned At High Rates Of Juvenile And Māori Imprisonment

Wednesday, 2 August 2023, 6:55 pm | Human Rights Commission

The United Nations Committee against Torture has called on the New Zealand Government to reduce the disproportionately high number of Māori in prisons and to improve the conditions of people in detention, noting that transformational change is needed. ... More >>

Commission Reports On Progress Toward Tino Rangatiratanga

Monday, 24 July 2023, 11:36 am | Human Rights Commission

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission has filed a mixed report card to the United Nations on Aotearoa New Zealand’s commitment to the realisation of Indigenous rights. Addressing a UN expert group on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Geneva ... More >>

Housing Inquiry Final Report: No Future Generation Should Face A Housing Crisis

Thursday, 6 July 2023, 5:43 am | Human Rights Commission

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission is calling on all Members of Parliament to treat housing as a human right, and to use all its available resources to alleviate the housing crisis. Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt says while here is ... More >>

Commissioner Foon To Stand Down

Friday, 16 June 2023, 5:28 pm | Human Rights Commission

Following the statement this afternoon from Associate Justice Minister Deborah Russell, Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission offers its utmost appreciation and gratitude to outgoing Kaihautu Whakawhanaungatanga-ā-iwi Race Relations Commissioner ... More >>

We Must Be Answerable To Our Most Vulnerable

Tuesday, 23 May 2023, 10:36 am | Human Rights Commission

Housing is so critical to wellbeing that an independent accountability body is needed to hold governments on track for this fundamental human right, according to Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission. “The tragic fire at Loafers Lodge highlighted ... More >>

Charters Advises President Of UN General Assembly On Indigenous Participation

Monday, 24 April 2023, 3:22 pm | Human Rights Commission

Indigenous rights expert, Claire Charters, from Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission advised the President of the United Nations General Assembly on how to restart negotiations to allow Indigenous peoples to participate in UN bodies. “Indigenous ... More >>

Statement Regarding Commissioner Meng Foon

Friday, 21 April 2023, 4:16 pm | Human Rights Commission

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission is responding this afternoon to media reports published today in relation to Kaihautū Whakawhanaungatanga-ā-iwi Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon. The reports state that Foon has made family donations ... More >>

UN Called On To Keep Government On-task With Indigenous Rights

Friday, 21 April 2023, 3:16 pm | Human Rights Commission

Indigenous rights experts have urged the United Nations to keep the Government on track with actions to uphold the rights of Indigenous Peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand. Speaking to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York on ... More >>

Human Rights Fundamental In Disaster Response

Thursday, 30 March 2023, 1:56 pm | Human Rights Commission

A critical checklist to ensure human rights are prioritised during relief and recovery efforts has been released today by Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission. It follows the devastation of Cyclone Gabrielle and the January floods in Auckland, ... More >>

52 Organisations Sign Open Letter Demanding Action On Ethnic, Gender And Disability Pay Gaps

Wednesday, 29 March 2023, 9:07 am | Human Rights Commission

  A strong coalition of organisations, unions and employers across the country are calling on the Government to take immediate action to close ethnic, gender and disability pay gaps in the workplace. In support of this call, an open letter ... More >>

Share Your Views On Human Rights Progress In Aotearoa New Zealand

Friday, 24 March 2023, 10:26 am | Human Rights Commission

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission is encouraging organisations and individuals to share their views on human rights in Aotearoa New Zealand for the government’s upcoming report to the United Nations. The report informs a process ... More >>

Information For Religious Communities On Conversion Practices

Friday, 17 March 2023, 3:02 pm | Human Rights Commission

Communities having difficulty understanding or implementing the ban on conversion practices are encouraged to reach out for guidance to Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission. “Our staff have lived experience of religious settings where ... More >>

Conversion Practice Survivors Needed For Pioneering Research Into Harm And Recovery

Tuesday, 14 March 2023, 11:34 am | Human Rights Commission

Conversion practice survivors are needed to contribute to pioneering research to better understand the harm caused by the practices and how to best support survivor recovery. Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission is working with Kaitiaki ... More >>

Scrapped hate speech laws a failure to listen to the Royal Commission

Thursday, 9 February 2023, 5:46 am | Human Rights Commission

08 February Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission says the Government’s decision to drop already watered-down harmful speech legislation leaves religious communities vulnerable. Prime Minister Chris Hipkins today announced the amendment ... More >>

Recognising Tino Rangatiratanga Key To National Plan To End Racism

Friday, 3 February 2023, 6:09 am | Human Rights Commission

Establishing a Truth, Reconciliation and Justice Commission and recognising Māori tino rangatiratanga are among several recommendations in two pivotal reports released today (Friday 3 February) by Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission. The ... More >>

Meg De Ronde Appointed Chief Executive Of Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission

Wednesday, 25 January 2023, 12:11 pm | Human Rights Commission

Experienced non-profit and human rights director Meg de Ronde is to take executive leadership responsibility at Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission. De Ronde will take up the position of Tatau-Uruora (kāwanatanga leader/Chief Executive) in ... More >>

Affected Communities Echo Human Rights Commission’s Deep Disappointment With The Government’s Harmful Speech Proposal

Friday, 25 November 2022, 2:53 pm | Human Rights Commission

Representatives of communities left out of the Government’s plans to tackle incitement have told Te Kāhui Tika Tangata, the Human Rights Commission, they have been left vulnerable by their exclusion. Feedback over the last few days has been characterised ... More >>

Government’s Harmful Speech Proposal Very Disappointing

Sunday, 20 November 2022, 4:50 am | Human Rights Commission

19th November 2022 This morning the Human Rights Commission heard the Minister of Justice’s announcement that the Human Rights Act will only be amended to protect religious groups from hatred-inciting speech. This will expand the groups protected ... More >>

Tell Us Your Housing Story

Wednesday, 19 October 2022, 8:25 am | Human Rights Commission

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata, the Human Rights Commission, says its new housing inquiry website, “He Kāinga Rawaka, A Decent Home” ( ) can help put human rights at the centre of government and private sector responses to the housing ... More >>





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