Securing the right to be called mother

Securing the right to be called mother. Following a complaint to the Human Rights Commission, the Department of Internal Affairs has agreed to change its procedures, and allow two women to be named on a child’s birth certificate as “mother” and “mother” or “mother” and “parent”. Further, the Department of Internal Affairs has confirmed that … Read more

Section 6 NZBORA – In the Eye of the Beholder?

Section 6 NZBORA – In the Eye of the Beholder? On 7 March 2016, the Human Rights Review Tribunal (HRRT) delivered its decision in Adoption Action Inc v Attorney-General [2016] NZHRRT 9. Here, the HRRT issued six declarations of inconsistency between the Human Rights Act 1993 and the Adoption Act 1955 (it also issued a … Read more