In New Zealand human rights law sits mainly within the purview of the Human Rights Commission, Crown Law and the Ministry of Justice. Human Rights Commissioner, Paul Hunt, is calling for New Zealand to take on the challenge of implementation, not only because it is the right thing to do, but because we are legally bound to this journey.Find out More
Without transparency during the COVID-19 pandemic, human rights are compromised and inequality may lead to greater corruption. This is profoundly affecting peace and security across the globe.Find out More
We have a long way to go to redress the imbalance of importing rare earths in return for exporting corruption. New Zealand should consider a law similar to that being introduced in Switzerland. Applying New Zealand’s relatively high standards externally, could go a long way towards helping New Zealand move to a small but influential role in reducing the import and export of corruption.Find out More
We need to consider how we continue to respond to this pandemic in the weeks, months and years ahead, ensuring that the rights of people are protected. Our vulnerable populations are very much at risk.Find out More
As we focus on protecting everyone’s health and well-being from this unprecedented global virus, we are made acutely aware of life and death and the ways in which we manage the transition from one to the other.
...consider the voices we are losing, the stories that make up our collective memory and how we might “protect, record and cherish them, while we still have a chance."Find out More
There is an urgent need to improve inclusivity and integration of our recent arrivals by overcoming intransigence and lack of transparency in the public service. By this means, they will flourish and successfully contribute to our society and overall wellbeing.Find out More