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Commission welcomes report, commits to implementation

By   /  May 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Commission welcomes report, commits to implementation

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Human Rights Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Commission welcomes report, commits to implementation The Human Rights Commission (HRC) says it accepts all the recommendations Judge Coral Shaw has made, and is already actioning some of the changes she suggests. Judge Shaw’s recommendations are in a report commissioned by Justice Minister […]

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Student asks “do we not bleed” in speech finals

By   /  May 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Student asks “do we not bleed” in speech finals

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Human Rights Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Student asks “do we not bleed” in speech finals Year 13 student Hena Dugh of Hastings’ Girls High School has won the National Final of the Race Unity Speech Awards. Hena’s speech challenged us to recognise our common humanity, asking “If you tickle […]

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Race Relations celebrated throughout New Zealand

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Race Relations celebrated throughout New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Human Rights Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Race Relations celebrated throughout New Zealand Race Relations Day captured the imagination and participation of many New Zealand communities this year, with more than 35 events in centres from Invercargill to Northland. And despite the “day” in the title, celebrations of diversity extended […]

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Ka whakanuia te whakawhanaungatanga-ā-iwi puta noa i Aotearoa

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Ka whakanuia te whakawhanaungatanga-ā-iwi puta noa i Aotearoa

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Human Rights Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Ka whakanuia te whakawhanaungatanga-ā-iwi puta noa i Aotearoa Ko te Rā Whakawhanaungatanga-ā-iwi tērā ka titia ki te mahara i te mahi a ngā tini hapori o Aotearoa i tēnei tau, arā, i ngā kaupapa e 35, nuku atu, mai i Muriwhenua tae atu […]

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A letter from Chair Sir Anand Satyanand

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on A letter from Chair Sir Anand Satyanand

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Human Rights Commission – Release/Statement Headline: A letter from Chair Sir Anand Satyanand This week the Chair of the Royal Commission into Historical Abuse in State Care, Sir Anand Satyanand published the following letter, asking all New Zealanders to share their views on the draft Terms of Reference for […]

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Human Rights Commission mourns the loss of humanitarian and community leader Hashem Slaimankhel

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Human Rights Commission mourns the loss of humanitarian and community leader Hashem Slaimankhel

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Human Rights Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Human Rights Commission mourns the loss of humanitarian and community leader Hashem Slaimankhel The Human Rights Commission has paid tribute to Auckland community leader and advocate Hashem Slaimankhel who was murdered by terrorists while visiting Afghanistan. “We have lost a great New Zealander. […]

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Can a celebrant or church minister refuse to marry a same sex couple?

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Can a celebrant or church minister refuse to marry a same sex couple?

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Human Rights Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Can a celebrant or church minister refuse to marry a same sex couple? A celebrant who is a minister of a religious body or a celebrant who is nominated by an approved organisation is not obliged to marry a couple if it contravenes […]

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Reflections from the Disability Rights Commissioner

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Reflections from the Disability Rights Commissioner

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Human Rights Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Reflections from the Disability Rights Commissioner Kia ora koutou, I’m now into my fifth month as Disability Rights Commissioner. Before we all head away for some well-deserved time off over Christmas, I wanted to give you an overview of the first four months […]

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Pay gap reducing efforts need to be redoubled

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Pay gap reducing efforts need to be redoubled

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Human Rights Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Pay gap reducing efforts need to be redoubled A concerted effort to eliminate ethnic pay gaps will be required if we are to achieve the Prime Minister’s and the Minister for Women’s goal of closing the gender pay gap in the core public […]

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Commission keen to see continued action to address issues faced by intersex community

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Commission keen to see continued action to address issues faced by intersex community

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Human Rights Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Commission keen to see continued action to address issues faced by intersex community Intersex Awareness Day is an important opportunity to not only create awareness about New Zealand’s intersex community, but to also encourage continued action on addressing the issues that intersex people […]

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Conference on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2017

By   /  October 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Conference on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2017

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Human Rights Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Conference on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2017 Conference on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2017 October 3, 2017 The Commission, alongside the Massey University-based Global Centre for Indigenous Leadership, recently held a Conference to […]

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New Disability Rights Commissioner makes early impact in role

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on New Disability Rights Commissioner makes early impact in role

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Human Rights Commission – Release/Statement Headline: New Disability Rights Commissioner makes early impact in role New Disability Rights Commissioner, Paula Tesoriero has been at the Commission for almost two months now and is already making an impact.  Since starting at the Commission in late July, Paula Tesoriero has been […]

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UNDRIP conference a success for Commission

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on UNDRIP conference a success for Commission

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Human Rights Commission – Release/Statement Headline: UNDRIP conference a success for Commission The Commission, alongside the Massey University-based Global Centre for Indigenous Leadership, recently held a Conference to celebrate the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ 10th anniversary and discuss a pathway forward for Indigenous Rights in […]

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Ka eke panuku te hui UNDRIP a te Kōmihana

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Ka eke panuku te hui UNDRIP a te Kōmihana

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Human Rights Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Ka eke panuku te hui UNDRIP a te Kōmihana Nō nā tata nei i tū ai te hui a te Kōmihana, me te Pokapū ā-Ao mō te Ārahi Iwi Taketake kei Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa, hei whakanui i te 10 tau o Te […]

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State Care Abuse inquiry pressure grows

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on State Care Abuse inquiry pressure grows

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Human Rights Commission – Release/Statement Headline: State Care Abuse inquiry pressure grows Pressure on the Government to hold an independent inquiry into the systemic abuse of children and disabled adults held in state institutions has continued to grow, with a UN Human Rights Committee joining the calls for the […]

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New Human Rights Advisor – Pasifika joins Commission

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on New Human Rights Advisor – Pasifika joins Commission

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Human Rights Commission – Release/Statement Headline: New Human Rights Advisor – Pasifika joins Commission Earlier this month, Tuiloma Lina-Jodi Samu joined the Commission as the new Human Rights Advisor – Pasifika. We are really excited to have her on board and have asked her a few questions about her […]

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Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner keeps pressure on, when it comes workplace equality and women’s rights

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner keeps pressure on, when it comes workplace equality and women’s rights

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Human Rights Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner keeps pressure on, when it comes workplace equality and women’s rights Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue has had a busy few months ensuring that workplace equality is a top-of-mind issue for all New Zealand workplaces. When Mark […]

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NZ Sign Language for final leaders debate a great way to kick off International Week of the Deaf

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on NZ Sign Language for final leaders debate a great way to kick off International Week of the Deaf

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Human Rights Commission – Release/Statement Headline: NZ Sign Language for final leaders debate a great way to kick off International Week of the Deaf The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the news that for the first time a NZ Sign language version of the final leaders’ 1News debate will […]

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Accessing and exercising your democratic right

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Accessing and exercising your democratic right

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Human Rights Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Accessing and exercising your democratic right This Saturday millions of New Zealanders will have the opportunity to exercise their democratic right and have their say on how our country should be run. And for the first time, deaf New Zealanders will have access […]

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Rugby recommendations provide clear pathway forward

By   /  September 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Rugby recommendations provide clear pathway forward

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Human Rights Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Rugby recommendations provide clear pathway forward The Human Rights Commission is pleased to see the Respect and Responsibility review recommendations released today by the Independent Panel, but says the onus is now on NZ Rugby to take concrete steps to implement them. Equal […]

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