Welcome to the Human Rights Commission's international reporting consultation hub.
New Zealand has signed a number of important human rights treaties and conventions, which set out the human rights standards our government has agreed to comply with. The United Nations regularly reviews how we are going and makes recommendations about areas where we are doing well and where improvements can be made.
It’s important that all of our communities are involved in this process and there are opportunities for you or organisations that you are involved with, to have input into the review processes and to highlight issues that are important for you. Below are the important dates for upcoming reporting on human rights treaties and conventions New Zealand has signed.
Public submissions to the Economic, Cultural and Social Rights Review must be received before 15 February 201815 Feb
The Economic, Cultural and Social Rights Review will take place 22/23 March 2018.22 Mar
Public submissions to the Universal Periodic Review by Non-Government organisations and individuals, including the Human Rights Commission submission, are due on 21 June 2018.June 21
The Woman’s Rights Convention (CEDAW) examination will happen in July 2018.July
Government Submission to the Universal Periodic Review by Non-Government organisations and individuals are due on in October 2018.October
The Universal Periodic Review Pre-session for the 32nd UPR Working Group is in December 2018.December