4th Universal Periodic Review: feedback on recommendations

Closed 2 Jun 2024

Opened 20 May 2024


The Ministry of Justice would like to hear your feedback on the recommendations from New Zealand's fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Eighty-eight countries made a total of 259 recommendations on how New Zealand can take further steps to improve our human rights situation. The recommendations are included in the report of the Human Rights Council which can be accessed through the download link below.

DownloadReport of the Working Group on the UPR - NZ (PDF) | Report of the Working Group on the UPR - NZ (Word)

Your input will inform the Government response, due in August 2024, by highlighting which recommendations are most strongly supported by civil society. This is an opportunity to reflect on the recommendations rather than raising new issues.

You can provide comments in the text boxes directly or by attaching a Word document in the following pages of the survey. Please note that due to the deadline for the Government's response, there is limited time available for submissions. We ask that you limit your submissions to a total of 500 words to ensure that we can analyse all submissions in time.

Please provide your feedback by 11:59pm on Sunday 2 June 2024.

Thank you for being part of the process, and for providing us with your valuable input. We look forward to continuing our dialogue with you on human rights issues.

Official Information Act 1982

We may need to release your information under an Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request. We can withhold personal details under the OIA, including your name and contact information, unless you are completing this form on behalf of an organisation.

For any queries, or if you wish to send your submission via email, please contact us at humanrights@justice.govt.nz

What happens next

Following the consultation period, we will begin summarising the submissions. The summary will then be shared with relevant agencies and will contribute to the formal response to the recommendations.


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