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  • OPCAT Annual Report 2013/2014

    OPCAT reports
    This is the seventh annual report of New Zealand’s National Preventive Mechanism (NPM), a monitoring mechanism established under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
  • Making disability rights real 2012/2013

    Reports, Disability rights reports
    This is the second report of the Independent Monitoring Mechanism of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Available in full and summary form.
  • Submission of the Ombudsman - Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill

    This submission relates to the information management requirements of clause 275B of the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill.
  • Submission of the Ombudsman - Environmental Reporting Bill

    It is in the interests of all New Zealanders to have comprehensive and reliable information available regularly on environmental issues that affect all of us. I do however have significant concerns with one aspect of the bill, namely clause 16, under which the Secretary for the Environment (MFE) and the Government Statistician can veto release of information to be used in an environmental report.