Commissioner To Present Decleration To Parliament
Human Rights Commission
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
The Chief Human Rights Commissioner Rosslyn Noonan will tonight present a framed copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to Parliament.
At a function hosted by the Speaker Margaret Wilson, the declaration in both Māori and English, will be gifted to mark the 60th anniversary of the global taonga. The Declaration will be permanently displayed in Parliament.
“New Zealand played a significant part in drafting and adopting the Declaration at the UN,” Rosslyn Noonan says. “And there is no more important institution than Parliament for safeguarding human rights.”