Complain about discrimination
Discrimination is illegal — you have the right to complain.
If you are concerned about human rights issues during COVID-19, visit the NZ Human Rights Commission website.
Making a complaint
If you have experienced unlawful discrimination, you can contact the NZ Human Rights Commission. They provide free, confidential advice on human rights information and suppor, and mediation and dispute resolution.
The NZ Human Rights Commission website has more information:
The Human Rights Review Tribunal
The Human Rights Review Tribunal is a specialist body that deals with cases brought under the law. It can award damages for losses suffered and lost dignity.
Health or disability discrimination
For human rights complaints related to health and disabilities, the Office for Disability Issues website lists the organisations to contact:
Children and young people’s rights or safety concerns
For advice on who to contact about children’s rights or safety concerns, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner provides more information: