Why New Zealand needs Pay Transparency
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. 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.
The Office of Human Rights Proceedings (OHRP) is an independent office within the Human Rights Commission that provides free legal representation to complainants to take selected discrimination cases to the Human Rights Review Tribunal.
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.
This week the Human Rights Commission made its submission regarding the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill.
The Human Rights Commission welcomes the release today, of UN advice to support New Zealand’s implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The Human Rights Commission welcomes the appointment of a new Race Relations Commissioner, announced today by Justice Minister Andrew Little.
A new cartoon shows the sorts of discrimination and attitudes that young disabled New Zealanders can face in their daily lives.
The Human Rights Commission welcomes changes to Funded Family Care but says more work is needed on improving the needs assessment system and increasing funding across disability support services.
The government’s adoption of 160 United Nations human rights recommendations highlights the need to face up to the serious economic and social human rights issues facing New Zealand, the Chief Human Rights Commissioner says.
Today, the Human Rights Commission released an updated guide with new information on making a complaint about sexual harassment
The Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Paul Hunt, made the following speech at the Shift Aotearoa Conference in 2019 on new knowledge for housing action.
Paula Tesoriero, Disability Rights Commissioners, reflects on the fact that we are 12 years on and there are still significant steps to take to make the Disability Convention real for disabled New Zealanders.