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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 >>

Recommendations From Pacific Pay Gap Inquiry Report Handed To Government

Wednesday, 12 October 2022, 8:30 am | Human Rights Commission

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata, the Human Rights Commission today handed Government the findings and recommendations of a ground-breaking national inquiry into the Pacific Pay Gap. Led by the Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) Commissioner Saunoamaali’i ... More >>

Disability Rights Must Be Respected As COVID-19 Protections Diminish

Wednesday, 14 September 2022, 5:08 pm | Human Rights Commission

While many New Zealanders will look forward to enjoying more freedom with the removal of COVID-19 protections, it is vital that the rights of people who experience more risk are protected, Human Rights Commissioner Saunoamaali'i Karanina Sumeo says. ... More >>

Chief Human Rights Commissioner Congratulates Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero On New Role

Tuesday, 30 August 2022, 11:26 am | Human Rights Commission

Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt congratulates Paula Tesoriero MNZM on her appointment as the inaugural Chief Executive at Whaikaha - The Ministry of Disabled People. Ms Tesoriero has resigned as Disability Rights Commissioner at Te Kāhui ... More >>

New Research Shows High Prevalence Of Workplace Bullying And Harassment

Monday, 29 August 2022, 9:24 am | Human Rights Commission

New research has revealed that Māori, Pacific, Asian, as well as disabled and bisexual workers, are disproportionately affected by bullying and harassment in the workplace. These findings have been published in the report “Experiences of Workplace Bullying ... More >>

AUT Apologises To Dr Marisa Paterson After Complaint To The Human Rights Commission

Thursday, 25 August 2022, 11:08 am | Human Rights Commission

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) has unreservedly apologised to Dr Marisa Paterson for the university's handling of her complaint of sexual harassment by a former AUT staff member. Following the complaint an independent review was undertaken ... More >>

New Service To Hear Complaints About Conversion Practices

Thursday, 18 August 2022, 5:59 am | Human Rights Commission

People who believe they have experienced conversion practices can now turn to the Human Rights Commission for support. Te Kāhui Tika Tangata, the Human Rights Commission, today launched a civil redress process for survivors of conversion practices, six ... More >>

Urgent Government Action Needed To Support Renters’ Human Rights

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 6:15 am | Human Rights Commission

An immediate freeze on rent increases could give renters some reprieve during the cost-of-living crisis says Te Kahui Tika Tangata, the Human Rights Commission. “Too many New Zealanders are sacrificing their fundamental human rights to pay the rent,” ... More >>

Call For Urgent Action As New Data Confirm High Rates Of Violence Against Disabled People

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 4:06 pm | Human Rights Commission

New data show disabled people continue to experience disproportionately high rates of violence and abuse in New Zealand. The latest statistics from the New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey Cycle 4 (November 2020-November 2021) published yesterday ... More >>

Students Have Right To Be Free From Discrimination At School

Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 1:56 pm | Human Rights Commission

Under the Human Rights Act it is unlawful for schools to refuse enrolment or subject students to detrimental treatment on any of the grounds of discrimination in the Act, including sexual orientation and family status, says Te Kāhui Tika Tangata ... More >>

Human Rights Conference In Rwanda

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 3:50 pm | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon is representing the Human Rights Commission at a major human rights conference in Rwanda this week. Mr Foon is attending the Biennial meeting of the Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions ... More >>

Human Rights Commission Says Pae Ora Legislation Heralds A New Era For Public Health

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 4:28 pm | Human Rights Commission

Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt has welcomed the Pae Ora legislation passed by the government last night, saying it will bring about a new era of public health after years of serious neglect. The legislation creates two new public health bodies, ... More >>

Disability Rights Commissioner Welcomes ‘A Duty To Care: Me Manaaki Te Tangata, Family Violence Death Review Committee’

Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 3:37 pm | Human Rights Commission

“I welcome the Family Violence Death Review Committee’s latest report that highlights the lack of accessible support for disabled people and their whānau as well as the risk of financial abuse when disabled people do not have control of their finances,” ... More >>

Indigenous Rights Commissioner Denied In Budget 2022

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:02 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission, Te Kāhui Tika Tangata, is welcoming an increase in its baseline funding for the next four years but is calling on the Government to stand by its promises to tangata whenua. It comes after the Government rejected a ... More >>

Inquiry Finds Omicron Response Put Disabled People At Risk

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 11:11 am | Human Rights Commission

Responses to the spread of Omicron caused considerable stress, confusion and put the well-being of disabled people at risk, an urgent inquiry by the Human Rights Commission has found. “The aspirations and needs of disabled people and their whānau ... More >>

Forum On Disability Convention Raises Challenging Questions

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 2:57 pm | Human Rights Commission

A national Forum reviewing Aotearoa New Zealand’s progress in improving the rights of disabled people and tāngata whaikaha Māori has raised challenging questions. The ‘Disability Convention: How is New Zealand doing?’ Forum was held by the ... More >>

Statement From Race Relations Commissioner On Hate Speech Laws

Monday, 14 March 2022, 2:43 pm | Human Rights Commission

Statement from Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon: The government needs to act with greater urgency when it comes to proposed hate speech legislation, according to Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon. Last year the Government released proposals ... More >>





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