New Zealand Law Society - Human Rights Review Tribunal, Deputy Chairperson - Auckland/Wellington

Human Rights Review Tribunal, Deputy Chairperson - Auckland/Wellington

Applications are invited from persons wishing to be considered for appointment as a full-time Deputy Chairperson of the Human Rights Review Tribunal based in Auckland or Wellington.

The Human Rights Review Tribunal hears and determines proceedings lodged pursuant to the Human Rights Act 1993 (the Act), the Privacy Act 2020 and the Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994 after complaints have first been dealt with by the Human Rights Commission, the Privacy Commissioner and the Health and Disability Commissioner pursuant to their respective Acts.  The principal matters considered by the Tribunal concern privacy issues, human rights, discrimination and health and disability issues.  The Tribunal has jurisdiction to award damages of up to $350,000 and to declare an enactment inconsistent with the right to freedom from discrimination as affirmed by the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990.

The Act provides that for any particular case the Tribunal must comprise:

  • the Chairperson and/or a Deputy Chairperson
  • two other persons appointed by the Chairperson for the purposes of each hearing from the Panel maintained by the Minister of Justice under section 101 of the Act

Further details and an application pack are available from the Ministry of Justice website.   

The closing date for applications is 20 December 2022.

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