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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 >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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