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Key Focus Areas

Our key focus areas section is a place to profile some of our main projects.

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

The Commission has a unique and necessary role to play in the Canterbury recovery. It has the mandate and expertise to help the people of Canterbury find practical ways to sort problems that have a foundation in human rights.

A fair go for all? Structural discrimination in Public Services

The Human Rights Commission thinks New Zealand should be a place where everyone, regardless of their culture or ethnicity, gets a fair go. Unfortunately, this is not the case for thousands of New Zealanders.

The Right to Sign: New Zealand Sign Language and Human Rights

An inquiry into the use and promotion of New Zealand Sign Language as an official language of New Zealand which will assess what barriers are preventing that the full practice of these rights in New Zealand.

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