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Each year the Human Rights Commission publishes a Statement of Intent and Annual Report, which are tabled in Parliament by the Minister of Justice. You can find these documents in our Resources section

Annual Report

The Annual Report reports on the Commission’s performance against key activities, standards and measures set out in the previous year’s Statement of Intent. It also includes financial statements. Read our latest Annual Report.

You can also read our latest Financial statement and Chief Commissioner expenses disclosures in our Resources section.

Statement of Intent

The Human Rights Commission’s Statement of Intent 2021/22–2024/25 sets out the Commission’s strategic priorities over three years. 

The priority areas where the Commission aims to make an impact in Aotearoa New Zealand are: 

  • Inclusion, equality and belonging: The Commission will make a meaningful contribution, taking a Tiriti-based approach, to create and uphold a shared vision for a fully inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand where the human rights of all people are respected. 
  • Popularising human rights and Te Tiriti o Waitangi: The Commission will bring international human rights to Aotearoa, demonstrating the relationship between Te Tiriti o Waitangi and human rights. It will enable human rights to be widely understood, holistically interpreted and it will approach its work in a way that demonstrates that human rights are real, practical, operational and able to be used by people to improve their wellbeing. 
  • Eliminating Poverty: The Commission will highlight through, research education and advocacy, the human rights and te Tiriti dimensions of poverty and contribute practical, implementable human rights and Tiriti-based recommendations and insights for the reduction and elimination of poverty in Aotearoa. 
  • Eliminating violence and abuse: The Commission will highlight, through research, education and advocacy, the disproportionate impacts of violence and abuse on particular population groups in Aotearoa. It will contribute practical human rights-based and Tiriti-based recommendations and insights for education and prevent physical and emotional violence and abuse towards people in their communities, families and residential and care facilities. 
  • Organisational excellence: The Commission aspires to be a human rights exemplar that fosters excellence and expertise in its people and its work. 

Read our latest Statement of Intent (accessible version)

Statement of Performance Expectations

The Human Rights Commission Statement of Performance Expectations 2021/22 (SPE) sets out the Commission’s activities over the coming year. The document includes output activities for 2021/22, a strategic framework and a performance measurement framework as well as the forecast expenses for the year. The SPE reflects and is intended to be read with the Commission’s Statement of Intent 2021/22–2024/25. 

Read our latest Statement of Performance Expectations (accessible version)

Chief Commissioner expense disclosure 

This information meets State Services Commission requirements for disclosure of chief Commissioner expenses, gifts and hospitality.

1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021

Chief Commissioner Expense Disclosure (Excel)

You can find previous disclosure documents in our Resources section.

Chief Executive expense disclosure 

This information meets State Services Commission requirements for disclosure of chief Executive expenses, gifts and hospitality.

1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021

Chief Executive Expense Disclosure (Excel)

You can find previous disclosure documents in our Resources section.

Official Information Act requests

Taken from between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021.

Number of requests completed: 52

Number of requests not completed within the legislated timeframe: 49

Number of responses to OIA requests that were published on the HRC's website: 0

Number of Ombudsman complaints notified by the Ombudsman to the HRC: 1

Number of final views formed by the Ombudsman: 0

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