New Zealand Human Rights Commission

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NZ Human Rights

Briefing paper

A human rights and Te Tiriti o Waitangi approach to Aotearoa New Zealand’s proposed COVID-19 Protection Framework

This document assesses the New Zealand Government's response to COVID-19 from a human rights perspective.

First, do no harm

This report shines a light on harmful practices in women’s prisons in New Zealand. It finds that while there have been some encouraging policy developments in recent years, deep challenges still remain.

Submission of the Human Rights Commission to the Ministry of Justice proposals against incitement of hatred and discrimination

This submission, from the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, provides feedback on the New Zealand government's proposals to broaden protection against hate speech.

Framework guidelines on the right to a decent home in Aotearoa

This framework aims to introduce the international right to adequate housing and signal the different ways this human right can contribute to a fair and dynamic housing system in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Monitoring places of detention

This document reports on the activities of the New Zealand National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) during the period 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019. The NPM is a robust system to examine, and where appropriate make recommendations to improve, the care and treatment of people...