12 June 2023  Submissions

New Zealand's 7th Periodic Review under the UN CAT Submission

As an independent Crown entity, the Office of the Children's Commissioner has the responsibility to raise awareness and understanding of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and to advance and monitor the application of it.

The OCC is a designated National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT).

We note positive progress from the New Zealand government in protecting and upholding human rights, but there continue to be issues of concern for mokopuna, which are outlined in this submission.