About This Site

This website is owned by the New Zealand Human Rights Commission. The aim of this website is to promote and educate the New Zealand public on human rights in an accessible and user-friendly format.

On this website you will find information about:

  • Human rights in New Zealand, internationally and in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • The Human Rights Commission and its work programme.
  • Discrimination and the Commission’s Disputes Resolution Service.

The information is set out to help the user access the material that is most relevant to their needs. The website comprises the following sections:

We welcome your comments about the website. Click here to see contact details for the Commission. To see information on the site’s accessibility click here. Links to copyright, disclaimer and privacy information can be found at the bottom of each website page.

Privacy Statement

You may browse and access information contained within this website without providing any personal information. Where you voluntarily provide personal information (eg. through online forms or email requests), we will only use that information to communicate with you. We will keep any such information secure and will not disclose it to any third parties. To view any personal information held by us, or if you have any concerns about personal information that we hold and wish to request its correction, please write to:

The Privacy Officer
Human Rights Commission
PO Box 6751

The use of macrons on this site

The Human Rights Commission supports the correct use of the Maori language and in particular the Maori Language Commission guideline that macrons be used in Maori words where appropriate.

However, the ability to display macrons on our web site is limited by current technology and limited standardisation. Because of such technical constraints, the macrons which should appear in some Maori language words may either appear incorrectly, or not appear at all.

The Human Rights Commission apologises for any offence this may cause.

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