The Human Rights Commission

With a small staff of 60, the Human Rights commission is involved in a range of activities, from responding to and resolving human rights complaints, to implementing the New Zealand Human Rights Action Plan, along with human rights education and advocacy. The commission also reports on New Zealand’s compliance with international human rights instruments.

The Human Rights Commission has made a commitment to an interactive and responsive online presence.

“Our digital presence is a key part of the commission’s strategy. We need to be there for people when they need us. Social media allows for real-time conversations to occur,” says Human Rights Commissioner Rutherford.

“For example, the That’s Us race relations campaign that we launched in September last year received over one million hits."

READ MORE in the attached article (from Public Sector 40:1)