Office of Human Rights Proceedings

The Office of Human Rights Proceedings (OHRP) is an independent office within the Human Rights Commission (HRC).  It is headed by the Director of Human Rights Proceedings and has two solicitors and support staff.  The OHRP provides free legal representation to complainants to take selected discrimination cases to the Human Rights Review Tribunal (the Tribunal).  In some cases the OHRP will provide representation for appeals of Tribunal decisions to the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.  The Director also brings privacy cases under the Privacy Act 1993.

Procedures and Mediation

Individuals and/or groups who want to bring a discrimination case to the Tribunal must  first make a complaint to the HRC.

Human Rights Act 1993

 

If you wish to contact us you can email ohrp@ohrp.org.nz or write to us at:

The Office of Human Rights Proceedings
PO Box 6751
Wellesley Street
AUCKLAND 1141

PDF OHRP brochure

HTML OHRP brochure

OHRP fact sheet Fact sheet Word version

Application for legal representation form Application form Word version

 

 

 

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