Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action

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Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 Priorities for Action

  1. 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. 2. Human rights are<br />“at the core ofevery major challengefacing humanity”.<br />(UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan 1998)<br />
  3. 3. Identify 3 issues:<br />Important to you today<br />Impact on your:<br />family<br />local community<br />New Zealand<br />
  4. 4. Human rights in NewZealand2004<br />Civil & Political, Economic, Social & Cultural<br />
  5. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 14. Priority areas for action<br />Treaty of Waitangi<br />Children & young people<br />Disabled people<br />People in detention<br />
  15. 15. Priority areas for action<br />Freedom of religion & belief<br />Right to asylum<br />Migrants & their families<br />
  16. 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. 17. Health<br />
  18. 18. Work<br />
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  21. 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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