Universal Periodic Review
Public submissions welcomed on New Zealand's draft human rights report.
Public comment and feedback is being invited on a draft report that examines New Zealand's human rights record.
The final report will be submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council for review as part of its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process on 7 May 2009. This is the first time New Zealand has
undergone this process.
A draft report on New Zealand's human rights situation has been developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in consultation with other government agencies, the New Zealand Human
Rights Commission and civil society groups working in the area of human rights.
The closing date for public submissions on the draft report is 5pm Tuesday 17 March 2009.
For further details, including a copy of the draft report and information about how to make a submission visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website at:
Go to the 'Gender' section