Your chance to comment on Aotearoa’s human rights record
Te Kāhui Tika Tangata, the New Zealand Human Rights Commission is encouraging organisations and individuals to make submissions to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Read More
The easier it is for us to dehumanise others and see them as anonymous or two-dimensional caricatures, the easier it is for us to turn them into targets of our own unexamined frustrations, writes race relations commissioner Meng Foon. Read More
Under Level 4 of the COVID-19 response, our Auckland office remains closed. Under Level 2, our Wellington office is now open with the necessary compliance with Level 2 rules. Our Infoline service remains open for enquiries. Anyone who believes they have been discriminated against can contact the Human Rights Commission confidentially on 0800 496 877 or by emailing [email protected] We can offer mediation to help resolve a complaint.
We work across New Zealand to increase human rights standards in law, policy and practice. As New Zealand’s national human rights institution we work for a free, fair, safe and just New Zealand, where diversity is valued and human dignity and rights are respected. Explore our work.
We promote and protect the human rights of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand. We work for a free, fair, safe and just New Zealand, where diversity is valued and human dignity and rights are respected. In this section you can find out more about who we are, what we do and why. Learn more about us and your rights.