February 14, 2019
The Ombudsman’s investigations into the oversight of facilities and services for people with learning disabilities is timely says Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero.
February 5, 2019
Earlier this month, United Nations member states made recommendations to improve human rights in New Zealand. There were 194 recommendations. Seventeen of the recommendations were specifically about disability.
February 4, 2019
Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Paul Hunt, made the following speech at Makara Cemetery for the United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
January 24, 2019
The new Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt has called on the Government to ensure human rights are made relevant in the everyday lives of all New Zealanders.
January 22, 2019
The Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt is urging the New Zealand Government to place human rights, equality and well-being in the centre of its reform agenda.
January 21, 2019
Katharine Woolrych writes from Geneva about the potential for New Zealand to receive its first recommendation on LGBTI+ issues before the UPR.
January 18, 2019
On Monday (21 January) Justice Minister Andrew Little will discuss New Zealand’s human rights record over the past four-and-a-half years at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
December 21, 2018
In this issue, we look at the human rights implications of the State Services Commission’s Inquiry into the Use of External Security Consultants, the pay gap for Pacific women in the public service, the need for transformational change in the education sector, the new Australian Modern Slavery Act, and more.
December 21, 2018
This has been such a busy year and just like the end of a year, anniversaries also often prompt reflection. The 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December was a useful moment to look at what we have achieved in terms of human rights – and what more we need to do.
December 20, 2018
The findings from State Services Commission’s Inquiry into the Use of External Security Consultants shows the need for stronger protections to safeguard human rights, especially privacy says Chief Legal Advisor Janet Anderson-Bidois.