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Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living and on the right to non-discrimination in this context on her visit to New Zealand

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The Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living and on the right to non-discrimination in this context visited New Zealand in February 2020. She found that New Zealand had adopted several laws, policies and programmes that were important in guaranteeing the right to adequate housing, but is concerned that the country has not yet enshrined the right to housing in its legal order in a manner that allows individuals to seek effective remedies for violations of this right through administrative, non-judicial and judicial mechanisms.

In this document, the Special Rapporteur argues that housing policies must address historic injustices and displacement and the ongoing discrimination against Maori, Pacific peoples and persons with disabilities and be informed by the Treaty of Waitangi, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. She welcomes the phasing-in of healthy-homes standards and encourages the Government to assist low-income homeowners with renovations to ensure that everyone can live in a home that meets World Health Organization standards.

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