Human Rights Commission


Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission was set up in 1977 and works under the Human Rights Act 1993. Our purpose is to promote and protect the human rights of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand. We work for a free, fair, safe and just New Zealand, where diversity is valued and human dignity and rights are respected.

The Human Rights Commission works across Aotearoa New Zealand to increase human rights standards in law, policy and practice. We provide communities with education and tools to protect and promote their human rights, and deliver human rights programmes to government departments, Crown entities and kiwi organisations. 

Language Line, an interpreting service, is available. An appointment with a sign language interpreter is available.If you have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact the Commission using the New Zealand Relay Service. NZ Relay is a telecommunications service and all calls are confidential.



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Updated 29/03/2021 8:02am