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Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action
Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action
Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action
Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action
Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action
Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action
Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action
Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action
Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action
Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action
Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action
Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action
Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action
Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action
Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action
Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action
Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action
Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action
Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action
Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action
Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action
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  • 1. Human Rights in New Zealand2010Priorities for Action<br />Chief Commissioner Rosslyn Noonan<br />Human Rights Commission - New Zealand/Aotearoa<br />Diversity Forum<br />Christchurch Convention Centre - Sunday, 22 August 2010<br />
  • 2. Human rights are<br />“at the core ofevery major challengefacing humanity”.<br />(UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan 1998)<br />
  • 3. Identify 3 issues:<br />Important to you today<br />Impact on your:<br />family<br />local community<br />New Zealand<br />
  • 4. Human rights in NewZealand2004<br />Civil & Political, Economic, Social & Cultural<br />
  • 5. Human rights in NewZealand2004<br />Underpin our expectations about life,<br /> education, health and work, <br /> about our personal security, <br /> equal opportunity and fair treatment, <br /> about our ability to have a say in our system of government. <br />Mana ki te Tangata / NZ Action Plan for Human Rights 2005<br />
  • 6. Human rights in NewZealand2004<br />Most pressing issues:<br />poverty and abuse – children and young people<br />barriers  disabled people<br />vulnerability to abuse  people in detention & institutional care<br />entrenched inequalities  Māori & Pacific peoples<br />place of the Treaty of Waitangi<br />
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  • 8. Human Rights inNew Zealand Today 2010<br />Building on the 2004 Review<br />Updating chapters<br />Adding new areas of focus<br />Consulting widely<br />
  • 9. Human rights in NZ2010<br />International human rights framework<br />Equality and freedom from discrimination<br />Children & young people<br />Democratic rights<br />Life, liberty & security of the person<br />
  • 10. Human rights in New Zealand2010<br />Freedom of opinion & expression<br />Freedom of religion & belief<br />(incorporating Internet rights & responsibilities)<br />Justice<br />Rights of people detained<br />Right to asylum<br />
  • 11. Human rights in NZ2010<br />Adequate standard of living<br />Health / Education / Work<br />Rights of migrants & their families<br />Human rights & race relations<br />
  • 12. Human rights in NZ2010<br />New chapters<br />Human rights & the Treaty of Waitangi<br />Rights of women<br />Sexual orientation & gender identity<br />Adequate standard of living: social security<br />Right to the environment / right to water<br />
  • 13. Priority areas for action<br />Keep New Zealand’s constitutional arrangements under review<br />Strengthen Parliament’s human rights responsibilities<br />Fully incorporate ratified human rights standards in domestic legislation<br />Promote substantive equality<br />
  • 14. Priority areas for action<br />Treaty of Waitangi<br />Children & young people<br />Disabled people<br />People in detention<br />
  • 15. Priority areas for action<br />Freedom of religion & belief<br />Right to asylum<br />Migrants & their families<br />
  • 16. Priority areas for action:race relations<br />Discrimination<br />Safety<br />Participation<br />Education<br />Inter-cultural programmes<br />National languages policy<br />
  • 17. Health<br />
  • 18. Work<br />
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  • 21. Contacts<br />www.hrc.co.nz<br />Infoline 0800 496 877 (toll free)<br />infoline@hrc.co.nz<br />TTY (teletypewriter)<br />0800 150 111<br />

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