Human Rights in New Zealand 2010

The Commission launched its major report card on the state of human rights in New Zealand on 10 December, 2010, International Human Rights Day. Called Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 – Nga Tika Tangata O Aotearoa 2010, the report card analyses the full spectrum of human rights. It identifies where New Zealand does well, and where it could do better to meet the challenges of poverty, entrenched inequality and discrimination.

07 Dec 2010 16 39 39 Sikh temple Human Rights in New Zealand 2010The report card is an update on the Commission’s first report, Human Rights in New Zealand Today Nga Tika Tangata O Te Motu, published in 2004. The 2004 report formed the basis for the New Zealand Action Plan for Human Rights 2005-2010 – Mana ki te Tangata.

The Commission’s latest report will guide a new programme of action for human rights that will lead its work for the next five years.

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The online version of Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 – Nga Tika Tangata O Aotearoa 2010 (PDF 4.7Mb) contains the full text. Download the individual chapters. An index, bibliography and an outline of the research methodology will also soon be available.

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