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  • Information fault lines: accessing EQC information in Canterbury

    Systemic investigations
    A joint report of the Chief Ombudsman and the Privacy Commissioner into the Earthquake Commission's handling of information requests in Canterbury.
  • OPCAT Annual Report 2012/2013

    OPCAT reports
    New Zealand received its first visit from the SPT in May 2013. A delegation of six independent experts visited places of detention. The SPT met with the Government, civil society organisations, the Central NPM and the NPMs responsible for monitoring places of detention, and conducted interviews with detained persons.
  • Submission of the Ombudsman - Prisoners' and Victims' (Continuation and Reform) Amendment Bill

    Submissions
    We are concerned that the victims’ claims scheme, which the Bill makes permanent, provides neither a suitable way to compensate victims of crime nor a suitable way to prevent abuse or mistreatment of prisoners in accordance with New Zealand’s international obligations.
  • Submission of the Ombudsmen - Education Amendment Bill

    Submissions
    This submission relates to clause 158X of the Education Amendment Bill currently before the Education and Science Committee.