The Right To Life, Liberty and Freedom
Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to all of us, from birth until death.
COVID19 Health Response Amendment Act (No 2) 2021
The Director-General must be satisfied that the order does not limit or is a justified limit on the rights and freedoms in the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990
Internationally, human rights are guaranteed through treaties, customary international law and other sources of international law.
New Zealand is party to 7 core international human rights treaties of the United Nations. By signing up to these instruments, New Zealand has assumed obligations under international law to respect, protect and fulfil the human rights of everyone in New Zealand.]
This means that the State must refrain from actions that interfere with or curtail the enjoyment of human rights, protect individuals and groups against human rights abuses and take positive action to facilitate the enjoyment of basic human rights.
Our world is facing a pandemic of human rights abuses