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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 >>

Migrant New Zealanders Experience Fear, Loss Of Culture And Identity Due To Racism

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 6:38 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Migrants across the country have for the first time extensively shared their lived experiences of racism in Aotearoa New Zealand. In the report “Drivers of migrant New Zealanders’ experiences of racism”, published by the Human Rights Commission, ... More >>

Disabled People Need To Be Key In Government’s New Public Housing Plans

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 3:05 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero is looking forward to seeing more detail on accessible housing for disabled people in the Government’s Public Housing Plan 2021-2024, unveiled today. In the new plan the Government committed to continuing ... More >>

COVID-19 Fueling Discrimination Against Tangata Whenua And Chinese Communities

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 7:29 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

New research by the Human Rights Commission has revealed that Tangata Whenua along with Chinese communities report the highest rates of discrimination since the start of COVID-19. Four in ten respondents (39%) report having experienced discrimination ... More >>

Constitutional Transformation Needed To Honour Te Tiriti O Waitangi

Friday, 5 February 2021, 11:58 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Constitutional transformation is required to enable the full implementation of Te Tiriti across Aotearoa says the Human Rights Commission. The call was made by all four Commissioners of the Human Rights Commission and the Director of the Office ... More >>

Settlement On Sexual Harassment Proceedings

Monday, 14 December 2020, 10:09 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Director for Human Rights Proceedings, Michael Timmins: “The Director of Human Rights Proceedings is pleased to announce that a settlement has been reached between a business owner and a sex worker who filed sexual harassment proceedings in the ... More >>

Human Rights Commission Launches Inquiry Into 'Discriminatory' Pacific Pay Gap

Monday, 7 December 2020, 7:50 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission will embark on a ground-breaking inquiry into the persistent Pacific pay gap and lack of equal employment opportunities experienced by Pacific peoples. Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo ... More >>

New Government Urged To Keep Its Human Rights And Te Tiriti Promises

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 8:07 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is urging the new Government to keep its human rights and Te Tiriti promises which are central to the wellbeing of everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand. Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt said successive governments ... More >>

New Foreign Nationals Package Inadequate

Friday, 3 July 2020, 4:07 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

A new package to help foreign nationals stuck in New Zealand due to Covid-19 is inadequate and needs to be supplemented with the emergency benefit, say Community Law Centres O Aotearoa (CLCA) and the Human Rights Commission (HRC). The assistance ... More >>

Human Rights Commission Welcomes NZ Hosting FIFA Women's World Cup 2023

Friday, 26 June 2020, 4:49 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Co-hosting the FIFA Women World Cup 2023 in New Zealand is a fantastic opportunity to deliver an exceptional sporting event that embodies inclusion, respect, equality and fairness, and promotes human rights, says the Human Rights Commission. “We ... More >>

Teacher Aides’ Pay Rise Helps Value Educating Disabled Students

Friday, 29 May 2020, 8:04 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The milestone pay settlement for teacher aides is both good news for gender pay equity and for valuing the education of disabled children, says Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero. “The pay rates have negatively impacted women disproportionately ... More >>

Shovel Ready Projects Must Help Build An Inclusive Society

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 6:55 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

“The COVID-19 recovery is a fantastic opportunity to help build the inclusive society we want for New Zealand,” says Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero. Making sure that shovel-ready projects take accessibility into account will make ... More >>

Unsafe At Home? Reach Out For Help Says Women’s Rights Commissioner

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Women’s Rights Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo is encouraging women to seek help immediately if they find themselves in an abusive situation during the COVID-19 isolation. Often, people who were already in an abusive situation will likely ... More >>

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero Issues Plea: Think Before You Shop!

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 7:49 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

It’s tough for all of us during lockdown trying to get food when our fridge is looking bare. For many people who can’t leave their homes at all it’s proving extra challenging. Supermarkets have reserved online delivery slots for priority ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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