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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 >>

Special visas will help families realise their hopes

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 4:59 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission warmly welcomes the government’s decision to offer non-residents directly affected by the Christchurch terrorist attacks the opportunity to apply for a special permanent resident visa. More >>

Senior United Nations official visits Christchurch

Sunday, 7 April 2019, 6:20 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

A senior United Nations human rights official is visiting New Zealand this week to show solidarity and learn, at first hand, how communities and the country are responding to the Christchurch Mosque attacks. More >>

Ombudsman’s investigations will ensure voices heard

Friday, 15 February 2019, 9:15 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The Ombudsman’s investigations into the oversight of facilities and services for people with learning disabilities is timely says Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero. More >>

 

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