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UN Calls Attention To The Positive Role Of The Right To A Decent Home In Tackling New Zealand’s Housing Crisis

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 8:48 am | Human Rights Council

The housing crisis is a human rights crisis in New Zealand according to the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on adequate housing in a new report officially tabled over night at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Housing speculation, a lack ... More >>

Access To Healthcare For Terminal And Acute Patients Must Be Safeguarded

Friday, 17 April 2020, 1:28 pm | Human Rights Council

“Access to health care for people with terminal and acute conditions must be safeguarded,” said Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt. “These are extraordinary times for our health care decision makers with hospitals focussing their services and staff ... More >>

Employers Urged To Act In Good Faith During COVID-19 Crisis

Friday, 27 March 2020, 4:12 pm | Human Rights Council

Equal Employment Opportunities and Women’s Rights Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo has called on employers to act in good faith when accessing available schemes by the Government. Concerns have been raised by unions that some employers ... More >>

Kenya: forced evictions from Nairobi’s Kibera settlement

Friday, 27 July 2018, 9:45 am | Human Rights Council

GENEVA (26 July 2018) – UN human rights experts* have condemned the massive eviction of residents of the Kibera informal settlement in southwest Nairobi, and are urging the Kenyan authorities to halt all mass evictions until adequate legal and procedural ... More >>

Egypt: UN rights experts urge release of poet/songwriter

Friday, 27 July 2018, 9:43 am | Human Rights Council

GENEVA (26 July 2018) - UN human rights experts* have urged Egyptian authorities to release poet Galal El Behairy, who has been detained since February for writing a song critical of government policies. More >>

Race Relations Commissioner concerned at recent attacks

Friday, 10 March 2017, 10:56 am | Human Rights Council

The Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is concerned at attacks suffered by Indian New Zealanders in recent weeks. More >>

Dissent within after article, Profound Arrogance at UN

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 4:29 pm | Human Rights Council

Dissent within after article, Profound Arrogance at UN. Anthony Ravlich Chairperson Human Rights Council (New Zealand) 10D/15 City Rd., Auckland City. More >>

'Profound' Arrogance at UN

Sunday, 30 March 2014, 2:38 pm | Human Rights Council

I consider it an arrogant gross abuse of power by the bureaucratic elites at the UN in disregarding history to reinvent human rights to emphasize elite interests rather than individual rights which Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) ... More >>

NZ questioned at UN on social class discrimination

Thursday, 18 March 2010, 12:37 pm | Human Rights Council

New Zealand was questioned during its session with the United Nations Human Rights Committee in New York over the past few days why social class as a prohibited ground of discrimination was not included in New Zealand’s human rights law. More >>

UN Rights Council Discusses Human Rights In Burma

Wednesday, 11 June 2008, 7:33 am | Human Rights Council

Mr. Ojea Quintana appealed to all those involved in the humanitarian assistance to ensure respect for the fundamental rights of all victims. Aid workers should ensure that assistance was equally provided to the most affected areas. More >>

Complaints Procedure at the UN overlooks Poorest

Sunday, 30 March 2008, 5:00 pm | Human Rights Council

Complaints Procedure at the UN overlooks the Poorest. Anthony Ravlich Chairperson Human Rights Council Inc. (New Zealand) 10D / 15 City Rd., Auckland City, New Zealand. More >>

New guidelines for insurers and consumers released

Monday, 17 December 2007, 10:14 am | Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Commission released its revised guidelines on insurance and the Human Rights Act today. More >>

Economic,Social and Cultural Rights in New Zealand

Friday, 3 November 2006, 10:24 am | Human Rights Council

Although New Zealand had a major impact on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights it was to take 56 years before any significant recognition was given to the economic, social and cultural rights it had so forcefully promoted at the ‘Great Debate’ ... More >>

Support For Poor At UN Despite USA Resistance

Monday, 13 February 2006, 9:28 am | Human Rights Council

Greater support for a ‘fair go’ for the poor at the United Nations despite the resistance of the United States. By Anthony Ravlich More >>

New Zealand could lead in Human Rights

Wednesday, 21 December 2005, 8:54 am | Human Rights Council

The influence of New Zealand, and the stability of its position, in any future East Asian regional bloc could be greatly enhanced by giving greater priority to economic, social and cultural rights. More >>

Liberal Dream Turning Sour

Saturday, 10 September 2005, 1:05 pm | Human Rights Council

Liberal Dream Turning Sour: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights included in the Human Rights Commission’s action plan More >>




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