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Report: Minority groups more likely to experience rights violations

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Thu, 23 Jun 2022, 7:41am
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Report: Minority groups more likely to experience rights violations

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 23 Jun 2022, 7:41am

A new report from the Human Rights Measurement Intiative has prompted the Chief Human Rights Commissioner to urge the Government to improve outcomes for some minority groups.

The report shows Māori, disabled people, LGBTQ+ and low income earners are more likely than others, to experience violations of their rights.

Human Rights Measures Initiative spokesperson Thalia Kehoe Rowden told Mike Hosking when we signed the Human Rights bill at the UN, we agreed to devote our maximum available resources to making sure everyone enjoys those rights.

She says while some people are living wonderful lives with a great quality of life, there are significant numbers of people who are missing out.

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