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MIL-OSI New Zealand: 17 recommendations from the United Nations Universal Periodic Review on disability

By   /  February 5, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, Fiji, France, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Philippines, United Nations, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: 17 recommendations from the United Nations Universal Periodic Review on disability

Source: Human Rights Commission Earlier this month, United Nations member states made recommendations to improve human rights in New Zealand. There were 194 recommendations. Seventeen of the recommendations were specifically about disability.  The recommendations have been published in a draft report. These will be finalised and presented to the New Zealand Government to accept or […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: “It is imperative we do not lack conviction” — Chief Commissioner

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, English, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Trade, United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: “It is imperative we do not lack conviction” — Chief Commissioner

Source: Human Rights Commission By Paul Hunt, Chief Human Rights Commissioner Friends, we live in a dangerous world. In many countries, there’s a pushback against human rights, toleration and respect for cultural diversity. You know the countries. I don’t need to name them. They are not few. This pushback coincides with a time of shocking […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Chief Human Rights Commissioner urges Government to treat poverty as a human rights issue

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, Education, Employment, English, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Wellington  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Chief Human Rights Commissioner urges Government to treat poverty as a human rights issue

Source: Human Rights Commission The new Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt has called on the Government to ensure human rights are made relevant in the everyday lives of all New Zealanders. Mr Hunt made the comments at his Pōwhiri this morning in Wellington, which officially welcomed him as the new Chief Human Rights Commissioner. […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Human rights and well-being need to be at the centre of Government’s reform agenda

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Budget, CTF, DJF, Education, Employment, English, Environment, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, International Law, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Pacific, United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Human rights and well-being need to be at the centre of Government’s reform agenda

Source: Human Rights Commission The Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt is urging the New Zealand Government to place human rights, equality and well-being in the centre of its reform agenda. Mr Hunt made the comments in response to the Justice Minister Andrew Little’s submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva last […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Why it matters that New Zealand could receive its first LGBTI+ recommendation before the UPR

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Crime, CTF, DJF, English, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, law, Legal, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Trade, United Nations, Wellington  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Why it matters that New Zealand could receive its first LGBTI+ recommendation before the UPR

Source: Human Rights Commission By Katharine Woolrych Geneva — Worldwide, the rights of people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and sexual characteristics are under threat. Same-sex sexual activity is a crime in 72 countries, and can be punished with the death sentence in eight countries.   Transgender people, whose gender identity is different from the […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: What is the Universal Periodic Review, and why is it important for New Zealand?

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, English, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, Justice, KB, law, Legal, Maori, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, United Nations, Wellington  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: What is the Universal Periodic Review, and why is it important for New Zealand?

Source: Human Rights Commission On Monday (21 January) Justice Minister Andrew Little will discuss New Zealand’s human rights record over the past four-and-a-half years at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The Minister’s address will be part of the third review of human rights in New Zealand carried out at the council. These […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Acting Chief Executive, Muaausa Pele Walker

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, English, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Police, United States of America, Wellington  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Acting Chief Executive, Muaausa Pele Walker

Source: Human Rights Commission Muaausa Pele Walker has been with the Human Rights Commission since 2006. For the last four years she has been the Chief Mediator for the Commission. Prior to joining the Commission, Pele’s professional experience included senior management roles with the Otago Health Board, the Office of the Auditor General and Resolution […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: December Tūrangawaewae Newsletter

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, Education, Employment, English, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, law, Legal, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Trade, United Kingdom, United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: December Tūrangawaewae Newsletter

Source: Human Rights Commission Kia ora koutou! Welcome to the latest Human Rights Commission newsletter Tūrangawaewae – a summary of recent developments on the New Zealand human rights landscape, and the work the Commission is doing for a better, fairer New Zealand. In this issue, we look at the human rights implications of the State […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Breach of human rights highlights need for right to privacy protections

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, English, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, Justice, KB, law, Legal, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Trade, United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Breach of human rights highlights need for right to privacy protections

Source: Human Rights Commission The findings from State Services Commission’s Inquiry into the Use of External Security Consultants shows the need for stronger protections to safeguard human rights, especially privacy says Chief Legal Advisor Janet Anderson-Bidois. “The right to privacy is a fundamental human right. It is unacceptable for citizens to be subject to wrongful […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Pacific women paid lowest in New Zealand’s Public Service

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, Employment, English, Environment, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Pacific  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Pacific women paid lowest in New Zealand’s Public Service

Source: Human Rights Commission A pay gap of 21% for Pacific women working in the public service is alarming and needs to be addressed urgently, says Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Dr Karanina Sumeo. Dr Sumeo was commenting on the findings in the State Services Commission’s “Our People: Public Service Workforce Data 2018” report. “The […]

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