Posts Tagged ‘UN Human Rights Committee’

Family Court ‘unsafe’ and ‘brutal’: UN human rights committee calls for inquiry

Monday, July 25th, 2022

In the face of accusations that the Family Court system is “broken” and “brutal”, the Government has rejected pleas for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the court system by advocates who say urgent reform is needed. Their view is backed by a United Nations women’s rights committee which, in 2018, recommended that New Zealand Read more

Down Syndrome woman’s passionate UN speech

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

A woman with Down Syndrome and autism received a five minute standing ovation after her passionate right to life speech  to the Human Rights Committee at the United Nations (U.N). Charlotte (Charlie) Helene Fien, who is 21, wrote her speech after watching a television documentary called ‘A world without Down Syndrome’. The documentary discussed a Read more