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Stuff: Search for a Race Relations Commissioner on hold as applicant sues Minister of Justice

Appointing a Kiwi Race Relations Commissioner is on hold while an international human rights lawyer sues the Minister of Justice over the selection process. Colin Henry, a Jamaican-born Aucklander, claims the process was unlawful. The former commissioner, Dame Susan Devoy, left in June, after a damning Ministerial review into a sexual harassment scandal, which identified serious “toxic”

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Newsroom: Abortion case headed for Human Rights Tribunal

Six women who have sought abortion care and the Abortion Law Reform Association have taken a complaint to the Human Rights Commission alleging abortion laws discriminate against women and pregnant people. ALRANZ’s complaint to the commission on behalf of the women alleges “people who seek abortion care receive different and demonstrably worse treatment than other people seeking health care”,

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Hon Andrew Little: New appointments to the Human Rights Commission

Distinguished human rights advocate and lawyer Professor Paul Hunt has been appointed as Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Justice Minister Andrew Little announced today. Mr Little also announced the appointment of Dr Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo as Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner. Professor Hunt joins the Human Rights Commission from Essex University in Britain, but had previously served

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NZIIA Event: Kate Crisham: Human Trafficking: An American Law Enforcement Perspective on an International Problem

Abstract: Human trafficking is a global issue that has seen increased public awareness in the past 30 years.  Depictions of human trafficking in the media and entertainment industry lead to an inaccurate understanding of the nature and extent of this problem.  This address discusses some of the myths and inaccurate perceptions that result from these

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Deborah Mannning: Māori may not be getting the same level of discretion as others when police choose to pursue a vehicle

The Human Rights Foundation’s Deborah Manning, who has advised families of people killed in police pursuits, says Māori may not be getting the same level of discretion as others when police choose to pursue a vehicle. The situation Police figures show Māori make up more than half of people warned or charged following police pursuits.

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Amnesty International New Zealand call for investigation into police spying

Amnesty International have launched a petition calling for an investigation into the New Zealand police’s use of private investigators Thomson and Clark: Rochelle Rees  is a mother of a seven-year-old, an IT professional that drinks soy lattes and she’s pretty sure the police have been spying on her. Evidence is mounting that over the last decade

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