Rights of Disabled People
Disabled people are among the most marginalised in New Zealand. In fundamental areas such as employment, education, an adequate standard of living and accessible public transport, disabled people are significantly disadvantaged.
The Human Rights Commission is updating its status report: Human rights in New Zealand today. The report, first published in 2004, formed the basis for the New Zealand Action Plan for Human Rights 2005-2010- Mana ki te Tangata which has led the direction of the Commission’s work as a guardian of and advocate for human rights.
The Commission is releasing draft chapters for public consultation. This chapter is The Rights of Disabled People. Click on the link to download and Read more...