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Our purpose is to promote and protect the human rights of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand. We work for a free, fair, safe and just New Zealand, where Te Tiriti is honoured, diversity is valued and human dignity and rights are respected.  

At the Human Rights Commission we work for and with communities across the country, as well as internationally, to make Aotearoa New Zealand a better place for everyone. We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to becoming a Tiriti-based organisation, and our workforce is as diverse as the areas we work in.

When you join our team you have a unique opportunity to apply your skills and experience to some of the most important issues of the day.

In this section you can learn about our mahi, check out current vacancies and how to apply, or register your interest for future opportunities. 

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Our Commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Our expectation is that our employees embrace and enact their individual and collective responsibility to be Te Tiriti based and fulfill our vision of Ka whakamana tangata. We all have a part to play and contribution to offer to Te Hā o Te Tiriti and guidance and support will be provided as part of the journey. 

This journey has much to offer in terms of learning, challenges and growth as it grounds Human Rights within Aotearoa New Zealand as a Te Tiriti based nation.



Our values guide how we behave as an organisation and as individuals to achieve our mission

Mana Tangata – Human Dignity
Māia, Tika, Pono – Courage and Integrity
Whanaungatanga – Relationships

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