Public Meeting: NZ’s report under the ICERD

Public Meeting: NZ’s report under the ICERD

September 14, 2015

The Ministry of Justice together with the New Zealand Human Rights Commission invites you to attend a public meeting to discuss New Zealand’s draft report to the United Nations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

New Zealand is one of 177 countries that are party to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. The Convention commits New Zealand to the elimination of racial discrimination, affirms the necessity to adopting national measures to secure the effective recognition and observance of the principles set out in this international human rights treaty.

New Zealand provides regular reports to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which reviews countries’ compliance with the Convention.

The Ministry of Justice drafted the report in consultation with other government agencies on their respective areas of responsibilities. The draft report responds to specific issues raised by the Committee following the review of the previous report submitted in 2012, and outlines significant developments in recent years related to the elimination of racial discrimination in New Zealand.

Based on the draft report the meeting will be an open forum for discussion. Feedback received during the consultation process lasting from 25 August to 28 September 2015 will be considered before the report is finalised and submitted to the United Nations Committee in December 2015.

Feedback received during the consultation process lasting from 25 August to 28 September 2015 will be considered before the report is finalised and submitted to the United Nations Committee in December 2015. 

Please RSVP to [email protected].

Meeting Details

Auckland Meeting Details

  • Date and Time: Monday 14 September 2015, 5.00 – 7.00pm
  • Venue: New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Level 3, 21 Queen Street

Wellington Meeting Details

  • Date and Time: Thursday 17 September 2015, 5.30 – 7.30pm
  • Venue: New Zealand Human Rights Commission, The Vector Building, Level 8, 44 The Terrace

Further Information

A copy of the draft CERD report as well as other information related to the public consultation process are available here

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