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  • Investigation into Ministry of Education's management of OIA requests about proposed school closures

    Systemic investigations
    This is the report on my investigation under section 13(3) of the Ombudsmen Act into aspects of the Ministry of Education’s management of official information requests about the proposed closure of schools in Christchurch.
  • Making disability rights real 2011/2012

    Reports, Disability rights reports
    This is the first report of the Independent Monitoring Mechanism of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
  • OPCAT Annual Report 2011/2012

    OPCAT reports
    New Zealand has a strong human rights reputation internationally and we should strive to strengthen this. Our human rights record affects our ability to trade and to speak and participate credibly in world affairs.
  • Investigation of the Department of Corrections in relation to the provision, access and availability of prisoner health services

    Systemic investigations
    This own motion report, unlike others we have undertaken, did not arise from specific incidents within the prison system, nor from the number of complaints we receive from prisoners.  Our investigation has identified that prisoners have reasonable access to Health Services and generally they receive healthcare equivalent to members of the wider community. However, the service is not without its problems and in the future, it may not be able to meet the healthcare needs of such a diverse population effectively.