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Human Rights Scorecard Reveals Those Most Likely To Suffer Violations

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 5:56 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt says the government must improve outcomes for tangata whenua, disabled people, LGBTQIA+ and low-income earners, including homeless people, who all suffer high levels of human rights violations. His comments come ... More >>

Uniform Guidelines

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 1:06 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has released a set of uniform guidelines in an effort to help schools align their policies with human rights principles. The non-binding guide is framed around a Te Tiriti o Waitangi and human rights lens and follows a ... More >>

Pluses But No Explicit Budget Funding For Preventing Violence And Abuse Against Disabled People Concerning

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:58 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Budget 2022 has pluses and minuses for the disabled community, says Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero. On the plus side there was considerable investment in the new Ministry for Disabled People and other funding which has the potential ... More >>

Chief Human Rights Commissioner Says Cold, Crowded Homes Continue To Blight Our Communities

Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 5:44 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Renters, Māori and Pacific peoples are among the groups most affected by poor housing habitability in Aotearoa New Zealand, according to human rights indicators released today as part of Te Kāhui Tika Tangata, the Human Rights Commission’s Housing ... More >>

Human Rights Commission Begins Conciliatory Process With Protesters

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 3:34 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt has started a conciliatory process with a section of protesters in an effort to help de-escalate the Parliament protest. The meeting held yesterday afternoon included representatives from Voices for Freedom ... More >>

The Human Rights Commission Is On A Journey To Become A Tiriti-based Organisation

Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 7:56 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Chief Commissioner Paul Hunt says the Human Rights Commission Te Kāhui Tika Tangata is continuing to evolve so that it can better serve the people of Aotearoa New Zealand. The comment follows an interview with Dame Susan Devoy in which she discussed her ... More >>

Race Relations Commissioner Calls For Urgent Action To Pursue Compulsory Te Reo Māori In Schools

Sunday, 6 February 2022, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon has called for a five-year strategy for te reo Māori to be incorporated in schools as a core subject.  Foon says as a life-long student and advocate of te reo Māori he recognises its value for ... More >>

The Government Must Make Use Of Its Human Rights Toolkit To Tackle Food Insecurity

Friday, 21 January 2022, 2:41 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt has joined the call from community group Sunday Blessings for the government to tackle food insecurity by making better use of the tools available to it through international human rights law. On Thursday, ... More >>

New Accountability Measures Needed To Help End Housing Crisis

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 6:31 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The first report in the Human Rights Commission’s ongoing inquiry into the right to a decent home has called for new accountability measures to track whether the right is being realised for everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand. “Decades of failure, ... More >>

New Accountability Measures Needed To Help End Housing Crisis

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 6:31 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The first report in the Human Rights Commission’s ongoing inquiry into the right to a decent home has called for new accountability measures to track whether the right is being realised for everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand. “Decades of failure, ... More >>

Human Rights Commission Launches Campaign Targeting COVID-19 Hostility

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 6:27 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Covid-19 tension danger The Human Rights Commission’s new Dial if Down campaign aims to dial down the hostility around COVID-19 and keep the kōrero flowing. The campaign is a reminder that we’re in a better position to support a public health ... More >>

Prisons Are “failing Women” As New Report Reveals Māori And Pacific Women Disproportionately Segregated

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 8:51 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

New independent research for the Human Rights Commission examines the harmful treatment and subsequent breaches of human rights of women in segregated housing in prisons across Aotearoa New Zealand. The report “First Do No Harm: Segregation, Restraint ... More >>

New Covid-19 Strategy Raises Te Tiriti And Human Rights Issues

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 3:21 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Greater clarity on the Government’s response to Covid-19 is welcomed by the Human Rights Commission, but it says the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and human right implications need careful analysis. A new Covid-19 Protection Framework for Aotearoa New Zealand ... More >>

Political Opinion Should Be Excluded From Hate Speech Protections

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 5:28 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has largely endorsed the Government’s proposals to broaden protection against hate speech but does not want political opinion included. In June the Ministry of Justice published a document with six proposed reforms to ... More >>

A unique chance to have a say on how to tackle racism

Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 5:30 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Your voice is important, and your reflections and ideas are needed now. The Human Rights Commission has today begun an initiative to gather Aotearoa New Zealand’s thoughts on how to address racism. It has launched the website againstracism.hrc.co.nz ... More >>

Commission Encourages People To Engage In The Justice Ministry’s Hate Speech Consultation

Monday, 28 June 2021, 2:56 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the Ministry of Justice’s public consultation on the laws governing hate speech. The Commission encourages all New Zealanders to participate in the consultation and have their say on the balance between the right ... More >>

Disability Rights Commissioner Welcomes Court Ruling Affirming Disability Rights

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 6:43 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The Disability Rights Commissioner, Paula Tesoriero welcomes the ruling of the Employment Court in its judgment on Fleming v Attorney General , released today. In her ruling, Chief Judge Inglis clarified the Ministry of Health as the employer of Mrs Christine ... More >>

Human Rights Commission Urges Regular Review Of Travel RestrictionsAnd Assistance For Overseas New Zealanders

Monday, 10 May 2021, 11:56 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes theGovernment'slifting of the temporary travelrestrictionfromIndiafor New Zealand citizens, calls for regular review into restrictions that remain for permanent residents,and urges greater ... More >>

Health And Disability Review Announcements Welcomed

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 2:14 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Announcements today by the Government on the first steps towards a major restructure of the health and disability system have been broadly welcomed by the Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero. Minister of Health Andrew Little outlined plans ... More >>

Transparency Needed On Temporary Suspension Of Travel Says Human Rights Commission

Friday, 9 April 2021, 6:00 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is calling for more information on the justification behind the temporary suspension of travel from India. “Temporarily banning New Zealanders from returning home from India is a significant limitation on their freedom ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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