New Zealand Human Rights Universal Periodic Review - Public consultation - around Aotearoa New Zealand between 14 Feb and 12 Mar 2018

Where & when

Wellington, Wednesday 14 February 2018, 10am-12noon.

Auckland (Central city), Monday 19 February 2018, 10am-12noon.

Kaitaia, Tuesday 20 February 2018, 10am-12noon.

Rotorua, Wednesday 21 February 2018, 10am-12noon.

Nelson, Friday 2 March 2018, 12noon-2pm.

Christchurch, Monday 5 March 2018, 10.30am-12.30pm.

Dunedin, Tuesday 6 March 2018, 9.30-11.30am.

Gisborne, Monday 12 March 2018, 10.30am-12.30pm.

All venue details (also shown on registration page).

Organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Free. Register now (select venue on registration page).

New Zealand participates in a five-yearly Universal Periodic Review in the UN Human Rights Council. UN member states make public recommendations on the human rights situation in the country under review. New Zealand had its second Universal Periodic Review in 2014. The next review is in February 2019, which requires submission of a national report in October 2018. The report will cover New Zealand’s progress on a broad range of human rights issues.

People are encouraged to be involved in the process to share their views on current human rights issues in New Zealand. People are invited to attend a consultation session in one of the eight locations listed above.

More information

Background information

More information about the Universal Periodic Review is available on the United Nations Human Rights website.