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  1. New Zealand - Human rights - Law, Act

    Human Rights Amendment Act 2008 (2008, No 65). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-09-09 | NZL-2008-L-83906

    1 - Title
    2 - Commencement
    3 - Principal Act amended
    4 - Partnerships
    5 - Organisations of employees or employers and professional and trade associations
    6 - Exceptions in relation to qualifying bodies
    7 - Exceptions in relation to vocational training bodies
    8 - Further exception in relation to disability
    9 - Further exceptions in relation to disability

  2. New Zealand - Human rights - Law, Act

    Human Rights Amendment Act 2007 (2007, No 64). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-09-19 | NZL-2007-L-83904

    1 - Title
    2 - Commencement
    3 - Principal Act amended
    4 - Condition in restraint of marriage

  3. New Zealand - Human rights - Law, Act

    Human Rights (Women in Armed Forces) Amendment Act 2007 (2007, No. 16). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-05-04 | NZL-2007-L-83905

    The purpose of this Part is to amend the Human Rights Act 1993 to remove an exemption allowing discrimination against women that prevents them from serving in combat positions as New Zealand no longer prevents women from serving in an active combat role. Repeals section 33. Also makes consequential amendments to the Employment Relations Act 2000.

  4. New Zealand - Human rights - Law, Act

    Privacy Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No. 80). - Statutes of New Zealand

    Adoption: 2005-06-21 | NZL-2005-L-72042

    Amends Schedule 3 of the Principal Act.

  5. New Zealand - Human rights - Law, Act

    Human Rights Amendment Act 2004 (2004, No 88). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2004-10-28 | NZL-2004-L-83903

    1 - Title
    2 - Commencement
    3 - Section 64 repealed
    4 - New section 79A inserted [Choice of procedures]
    5 - New section 92BA inserted [Lodging of applications]

  6. New Zealand - Human rights - Law, Act

    Immigration Amendment Act 2002 (No. 22 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002-06-17 | NZL-2002-L-64782

    Amends Immigration Act 1987. Establishes that an employer commits an offence against this act if, without reasonable excuse, he or she allows a person who is not entitled under this act to undertake employment in the employer's service to undertake that employment. Makes provision for offence of exploitation of people not legally entitled to work. Also regulates deportation and detention of unlawful employees.

  7. New Zealand - Human rights - Law, Act

    Human Rights Amendment Act 2001 (2001 No. 96). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2001-12-14 | Date of entry into force: 2002-01-01 | NZL-2001-L-83902

    Makes various amendments to the 1993 Act including to Part 1 (Human Rights Commission), Part 2 (new headings inserted and exceptions in relation to access by the public to places, vehicles and facilities), Part 4 (Review Tribunal and legal action), Part 5 (Evidence and witnesses). Also makes consequential amendments to various other Acts.

  8. New Zealand - Human rights - Law, Act

    Habeas Corpus Act 2001 (Act No. 31). - Statutes of New Zealand

    Adoption: 2001 | NZL-2001-L-67368

    Provides for the application of the writ of habeas corpus and determines its applications.

  9. New Zealand - Human rights - Law, Act

    Ombudsmen Amendment Act 1999 (No. 44).

    Adoption: 1999 | NZL-1999-L-67367

  10. New Zealand - Human rights - Law, Act

    Human Rights Amendment Act 1994 (No. 138 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-12-09 | NZL-1994-L-39161

    Provides for the application of the Human Rights Act 1993 and the Human Rights Commissions Act 1977 to superannuation schemes providing benefits on account of marital status and benefits for children and dependants, and provides for related matters.

  11. New Zealand - Human rights - Law, Act

    Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994 (No. 88 of 1994) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1994-10-20 | NZL-1994-L-38748

    Promotes and protects the rights of health consumers and disability services consumers, and secures the fair, simple, speedy and efficient resolution of complaints relating to infringements of those rights; provides for the appointment of a Health and Disability Commissioner to investigate complaints against persons and bodies who give health care or disability services; establishes a Health and Disability Services Consumer Advocacy Service; and provides for the promulgation of a Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights.

  12. New Zealand - Human rights - Law, Act

    Privacy Amendment Act 1994 (No. 70 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-07-01 | NZL-1994-L-37348

    Amends section 46(2) of the Privacy Act by inserting, after paragraph (a), the following paragraph: "(aa) Apply any one or more of the information privacy principles (but not all of those principles) without modification:".

  13. New Zealand - Human rights - Law, Act

    Human Rights Act 1993 (No. 82 of 1993) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1993-08-10 | Date of entry into force: 1994-02-01 | NZL-1993-L-34091

    An Act to consolidate and amend the Race Relations Act 1971 and the Human Rights Commission Act 1977 and to provide better protection of human rights in New Zealand in general accordance with United Nations Covenants or Conventions on Human Rights

    The Human Rights Act 1993 protects people in New Zealand from discrimination in a number of areas of life. Discrimination occurs when a person is treated unfairly or less favourably than another person in the same or similar circumstances. The Human Rights Act lists the areas and grounds where discrimination is unlawful and also some exemptions or exclusions. For more information on this please see the Discrimination and Complaints section.

    The Human Rights Amendment Act 2001 made significant changes to the Human Rights Act 1993. The Human Rights Act comprises eight parts.

  14. New Zealand - Human rights - Law, Act

    Privacy Amendment Act 1993 (No. 59 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-06-30 | NZL-1993-L-33806

    Amendment in respect of notice of proposed adverse actions.

  15. New Zealand - Human rights - Law, Act

    Human Rights Commission Amendment Act 1993 (No. 35 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-05-17 | Date of entry into force: 1993-07-01 | NZL-1993-L-33793

    Provides for rules in respect of membership of Commission, renames Equal Opportunities Tribunal as Complaints Review Tribunal, and specifies powers and membership of the Commission.

  16. New Zealand - Human rights - Law, Act

    Ombudsmen Amendment Act 1993 (No. 34 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-05-17 | Date of entry into force: 1993-07-01 | NZL-1993-L-33794

    Provides for rules in respect of referral of complaint to Privacy Commissioner, consultation with Privacy Commissioner, privileged proceedings and related matters.

  17. New Zealand - Human rights - Law, Act

    Privacy Act 1993 (1993 No. 28). - Statutes of New Zealand

    Adoption: 1993-05-17 | Date of entry into force: 1993-07-01 | NZL-1993-L-72041

    An Act to promote and protect individual privacy in general accordance with the Recommendation of the Council of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Concerning Guidelines Governing the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data.

  18. New Zealand - Human rights - Law, Act

    Ombudsmen Amendment Act 1992 (No. 25 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-04-10 | NZL-1992-L-33760

    Amends the Act by substituting definitions for the words "Ombudsman" and "State enterprise" under section 2, and by providing for related matters.

  19. New Zealand - Human rights - Law, Act

    Human Rights Commission Amendment Act 1992 (No. 16 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-04-01 | Date of entry into force: 1992-04-01 | NZL-1992-L-33756

  20. New Zealand - Human rights - Law, Act

    New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 (1990 No. 109). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1990-08-28 | NZL-1990-L-54444

    The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act places limits on the actions of those in government (including government departments, the judiciary, state-owned enterprises and local authorities) that interfere with the rights of individuals. The Bill of Rights Act also protects the rights of non-natural persons, for example, companies and incorporated societies.

    All new legislation is examined to see if it is consistent with the rights and freedoms affirmed by the Bill of Rights Act. If there are any inconsistencies, then the government is required to provide a justification for the limits placed on these rights. The Attorney-General must report any inconsistencies with the Bill of Rights Act to Parliament when the legislation is introduced.

  21. New Zealand - Human rights - Law, Act

    Human Rights Commission Amendment Act 1985. No. 23.

    Adoption: 1985-03-08 | NZL-1985-L-5028

  22. New Zealand - Human rights - Law, Act

    Human Rights Commission Act, 1977 (No. 49 of 1977).

    Adoption: 1977-11-21 | NZL-1977-L-50161

    Establishes the New Zealand Human Rights Commission. In 1993 the Act was consolidated along with the Race Relations Act, 1971.


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