Public’s views on human rights sought

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New Zealanders have the chance to have their say on human rights issues in a national consultation process, led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

A series of eight public consultation sessions, the last to be held in Gisborne on 12 March 2018, will seek the public’s views on New Zealand’s progress on human rights as part of a five-yearly review by the United Nations. The first was held in Wellington in mid-February.

New Zealand’s progress on a broad range of human rights issues, which will include feedback from the public consultation process, will be compiled in a national report in October 2018. This will be part of New Zealand’s next Universal Periodic Review in the United Nations Human Rights Council in February 2019.

For further details check out the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Facebook page or Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.