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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 >>

Value The Support Workers!

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 5:35 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Thousands of disability support workers around the country are providing essential services in the community during this Covid-19 lockdown. “I want to give a huge shout out to these workers who play a critical role in the lives of many disabled ... More >>

Christchurch Mosque Massacres – One Year Commemoration

Friday, 13 March 2020, 10:00 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The massacre of 51 people and the injury of dozens more at two Christchurch mosques on 15 March 2019 shook Aotearoa New Zealand to its foundation and generated deep soul-searching. One year on from the massacre the Commissioners of the Human Rights ... More >>

Disability Rights Commissioner Welcomes Findings From UN Independent Expert On Older Persons

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Disability Rights Commissioner, Paula Tesoriero, welcomes the release of the preliminary findings of the UN Independent Expert on the human rights of older persons, Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, today and looks forward to giving her recommendations careful consideration. ... More >>

New Zealanders Detained In Australia Call For NZ Government Action

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 5:46 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

New Zealanders being detained in Australia were amongst those who tabled a petition in Parliament today, calling on the New Zealand Government to expose Australia’s inhumane deportation policies during the 2020 UN review of Australia’s track record ... More >>

Meng Foon Condemns Shane Jones’ Comments Against Indian Communities As Racist, Ignorant And Harmful

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 12:01 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon condemns Shane Jones’ comments against Indian communities as racist, ignorant and harmful Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon says “Shane Jones’ continued racist and ignorant statements against Indian communities ... More >>

Parliament Petitioned To Take Australian Human Rights Abuses To UN

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 4:55 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The New Zealand Parliament will be petitioned to take a strong position on Australia’s severe immigration detention, deportation and citizenship impediments for New Zealanders when Australia appears before the United Nations in 2020. Community Law and the Human ... More >>

Chief Human Rights Commissioner Welcomes Findings From UN Independent Housing Expert

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 2:40 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Paul Hunt, welcomes the release of the preliminary findings of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Leilani Farha, today, and looks forward to giving her recommendations careful consideration. “Ms ... More >>

Human rights approach can help in resolving Ihumātao dispute

Friday, 23 August 2019, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Applying New Zealand’s international human rights commitments, particularly those in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, can help in resolving the situation at Ihumātao, Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt says. More >>

Disappointment at lack of pay transparency mechanism in bill

Friday, 17 May 2019, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Disappointment at lack of pay transparency mechanism in Equal Pay Amendment Bill More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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