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Human Rights Review Tribunal

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The Human Rights Review Tribunal deals with claims relating to breaches of the

  • Human Rights Act 1993
  • Privacy Act 1993
  • and Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994

Claims may relate to discrimination, sexual harassment and racial harassment, privacy principles and the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights.

When and where are the hearings?

Upcoming Hearings

Can I make a claim?

Before you can make a claim to the Tribunal, you must have made a complaint to the relevant commissioner(s) first. Click on the links below to visit their websites.

Before you make a claim to the Tribunal

Each commission(er) has its own rules to follow before you are able to make a claim to the Human Rights Tribunal.


Before you make a claim under the:

You must first...

Human Rights Act 1993

  • provide evidence that you have made a complaint to the Human Rights Commission

Privacy Act 1993

  • have your complaint investigated by the Privacy Commissioner
  • AND a Certificate of Investigation has been issued.

Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994

  • have your complaint investigated by the Health and Disability Commissioner and a breach of the Code has been found
  • AND the Commissioner has decided not to refer the matter to the Director of Proceedings
  • OR the Director declines or fails to take proceedings. 

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