- Key Focus Areas
- Enquiries and Complaints
- Human Rights
- The Treaty
- Disabled People
- Race Relations
- International & UN
- Office of Human Rights Proceedings
The Right to Sign: New Zealand Sign Language and Human Rights
The Commission is conducting an inquiry into use and and promotion of New Zealand Sign Language as an official language of New Zealand. Click here to find out more.
Information available in New Zealand Sign Language
Information about what the Commission does and how to make a complaint is available in New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).
Tell us your dream
Complete the sentence “My Dream for Aotearoa New Zealand is…” and let the Human Rights Commission know what you most want New Zealand to be.
The Commission is supporting the Constitutional Advisory Panel with its consultation about New Zealand’s constitutional framework. Click here to find out more and share your dreams with us
A fair go for all?
It is clear that many thousands of New Zealanders miss out on opportunities for good health, education, work and an improved standard of living, based on their race or ethnicity, the colour of their skin, the country they or their family came from, and the language they speak at home. These pages look at the role structural discrimination (also known as institutional racism) may play in perpetuating these inequalities.
Have your say to the United Nations: UPR 13/14
New Zealand’s human rights performance will be examined by the United Nations in January 2014 under the Universal Periodic Review. Any interested NGOs, individuals, and civil society have until 17 June to make a submission, and the Commission is holding workshops to help you.
The Universal Periodic Review is an important opportunity for individuals, NGOs and civil society organisations to express their views on New Zealand’s human rights situation to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Commission is running workshops on how you can have your say to the UPR and other United Nations treaty bodies.
Born Free and Equal
Check out our new cartoon guide to Human Rights, Sexual Orientation, Sex and Gender Identity, featuring artwork by the talented Sam Orchard. There’s also a handy guide to making sure that the rights of peoples of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and sexes are respected in workplaces, schools and by service providers. Download it here or email email@example.com to order a copy.
Tell us your dream T shirts
Click here to buy these fabulous T shirts featuring our Race Relations Day artwork. Men’s and women’s styles, great value at $25!
Fa’atalofa lava i Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa / Samoan Language Week is celebrated from 26 May through to 1 June.
Samoan Language Week promotes the Samoan language for everyone through a range of initiatives, events and activities.