Paul Hunt: Climate change is a human rights issue
Climate change poses enormous human rights challenges in the Pacific and within Aotearoa New Zealand. It places responsibilities on governments and every one of us. Read More
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Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that everyone should have. There are two main types of human rights – civil and political rights, and social, cultural and economic rights.
Human rights were first expressed in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Countries who sign up to international human rights treaties must include the rights in their own laws.
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Climate change poses enormous human rights challenges in the Pacific and within Aotearoa New Zealand. It places responsibilities on governments and every one of us.
The Human Rights Commission applauds the Waitangi Tribunal’s call to repeal the law banning prisoner voting.
A greater understanding of our indigenous language may help many New Zealanders better understand what is at the heart of events unfolding at Ihumātao
This report provides the final update on progress against the second Universal Periodic Review cycle.
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Disability Pride Week is back for 2019 to champion a vision for New Zealand where disabled people can be proud.
The Human Rights Commission welcomes the release of the Learning Support Action Plan 2019 – 2025 and new investment as a step in responding to the diverse needs of disabled young people.
Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt and Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo are visiting Ihumātao this afternoon (Friday 26 July).
The latest annual report from organisations who monitor places where people are deprived of their liberty, has been tabled in Parliament, outlining persistent issues faced by people in detention.
This is part of a speech delivered by the Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo at the Council of Trade Unions Biennial Women’s Conference on Friday 12th July.