The Commission launched its major report card on the state of human rights in New Zealand on 10 December, 2010, International Human Rights Day. Called Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 – Nga Tika Tangata O Aotearoa 2010, the report card analyses the full spectrum of human rights. It identifies where New Zealand does well, and where it could do better to meet the challenges of poverty, entrenched inequality and discrimination.
The report card is an update on the Commission’s first report, Human Rights in New Zealand Today – Nga Tika Tangata O Te Motu, published in 2004. The 2004 report formed the basis for the New Zealand Action Plan for Human Rights 2005-2010 – Mana ki te Tangata.
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Top 30 Priorities for Action
Read the Commission's top priorities for action on human rights in New Zealand below:
- 30 Priority Areas for action on Human Rights in New Zealand (PDF)
- 30 Priority Areas for action on Human Rights in New Zealand (HTML)
- 30 Priority Areas for action on Human Rights in New Zealand in Te Reo and English (Word).
You can view the individual chapters below.
Section one: General – Tirohanga whanui
Section two: Civil and political rights – Tikanga tangata me te tikanga torangapu
Section three: Economic, social and cultural rights – Tikanga ohanga, papori me te ahurea
Section four: Rights of specific groups – Tikanga uepu
17. Rights of disabled people – Tikanga o te hunga haua (also available in Word and HTML)
20. Rights of migrants – Tika o nga tangata kaiheke
22. Rights of people who are detained – Tikanga o nga tangata mauhere