COVID-19 protocol – Alert Level 1 update

On 8 June 2020 the Government announced that at 11:59pm on Monday 8 June 2020 New Zealand would move to Level 1 on the COVID-19 table.

The Human Rights Review Tribunal resumed full operation from Monday 18 May 2020 within the limitations imposed by the Level 2 health and safety requirements. It will now continue full operation within the limitations imposed by Level 1.

Rodger Haines ONZM QC
Chairperson Human Rights Review Tribunal
11 June 2020

The Human Rights Review Tribunal hears claims relating to breaches of the:

Before making a claim to the Human Rights Review Tribunal, you must first make a complaint to either:

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

Awarding damages

The tribunal can award compensatory damages for losses suffered. Awards are typically for injury to feelings, humiliation and loss of dignity.

There is a $350,000 limit on the money the tribunal may award. This is the same as the District Court.


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