You're invited to a Hui on Disability Rights

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To inform a new report on the state of disability rights in Aotearoa New Zealand, we’re inviting you to participate in hui around the country, and share your experiences in an online survey.

Next year the United Nations will review New Zealand’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Disability Convention outlines how governments can protect the rights of disabled people, and is overseen in each country by an Independent Monitoring Mechanism (IMM).

The Convention in brief – United Nations (external website)

The Disability Convention and IMM (external website)

Later this year, the IMM will make a report to Parliament called Making Disability Rights Real. We want to make sure we tell Parliament – and then the UN – about the real experiences of disabled people here, including barriers to participation and opportunities for change.

The IMM is made up of the Human Rights Commission, Disabled Peoples’ Organisations Coalition and the Ombudsman.

Link to NZSL video explanation of the disability rights hui and survey (external website)


We’re holding several hui around the country. If you’re interested in attending, email the contact for that hui. Please provide information about any accessibility needs, including New Zealand Sign Language interpreters.


CCS Disability Action Otago
514 Great King St
North Dunedin

27 July 2019


Rose, DPO Coalition


If you can’t attend the hui or want to give feedback in another way, you can take a short survey from 12 July 2019. 



CCS Disability Action Otago
514 Great King St
North Dunedin