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Source: Human Rights Commission

Our approach

The Human Rights Commission is responding to COVID-19 in three ways:

  1. Advisory: We are actively involved in forums and bi-lateral discussions with government agencies to ensure that Te Tiriti and Human Rights are at the forefront of decision making and the impacts on people at-risk and most marginalised are taken into account when making decisions at this time.
  2. Community: We are connecting with iwi and our most marginalised communities that are impacted in order to provide support as needed. 
  3. Accountability: While the Government works hard to protect its citizens, it can sometimes over-reach. That’s why we have a role ensuring that the decisions made, and their implementation, adhere to core human rights and Te Tiriti and are proportionate, necessary and legal.

Report any issues

Our Infoline remains open for any questions at 0800 496 877 and [email protected] Anyone who believes they have been discriminated against can also complain to the Commission by calling our confidential service on 0800 496 877 or emailing [email protected] You can also submit an online form on our website. We can offer mediation to help resolve the complaint.

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