The Human Rights Foundation has told the Government Administration Select Committee that it supports the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave) Amendment Bill. For the HRF, Geraldine Whiteford told the Select Committee that enacting the Bill will promote the health and well being of working mothers and their babies, enhance the rights
United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Rights committee issues concluding observations on New Zealand Government’s report – 22 May 2012 The UN ESCR Committee has both positive and negative comments about New Zealand’s performance in its latest observations on New Zealand’s performance under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Under this international
The HRF’s book: Law into Action: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Aotearoa New Zealand has just been reviewed by the Rt Hon Sir Edmund (Ted) Thomas, retired Judge of the Court of Appeal and former Acting Judge of the Supreme Court. Read the review. Order At: Thomson Reuters Published with the assistance of the New Zealand Law
Should gays and lesbians have the right to marry? Absolutely. Our human rights law says they should not be discriminated on the grounds of gender or sexual orientation. Gay and Lesbian New Zealanders should have all the rights that are available to any other adult. This is the only argument that matters.