Brazil: Carnival 2020

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Brazil: Carnival 2020 Brazil’s annual Carnival festivals take place in February, with the Rio...

Wellington and Auckland office closed

Source: Human Rights Commission Wellington and Auckland office closed February 18, 2020 Our Wellington and Auckland offices are closed today. We are testing our preparedness for an...

Social Change Campaign to Improve Attitudes to Disability

Source: Human Rights Commission Disabled people experience poorer outcomes in social and economic indicators due to “ableist” thinking and negative attitudes about disability that affect...

Uyghurs living abroad in NZ tell of campaign of intimidation from China

Source: Amnesty International NZ Chinese authorities are systematically harassing Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic groups even after they have left the country, according to new testimonies...

Human rights for the public service – but what about the rest of us?

Source: Human Rights Commission By Paul Hunt, Chief Human Rights Commissioner This was first published in The Dominion Post on 26 February 2020 The public service reforms,...

An Inclusive Model for our Education System

Source: Human Rights Commission Despite some positive initiatives, the education reforms have not yet delivered a comprehensive roadmap of systems changes in order to realise...

Chief Human Rights Commissioner welcomes findings from UN independent housing expert

Source: Human Rights Commission Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Paul Hunt, welcomes the release of the preliminary findings of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right...

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