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Public Institutions and Services

New Zealand, English

The Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner has the following functions:
(a) to lead discussions of the Commission about equal employment opportunities (including pay equity): (b) to provide advice and leadership on equal employment opportunities arising in the course of activities undertaken in the performance of the Commission’s functions, both when engaging in those activities and otherwise when consulted:
(c) to evaluate, through the use of benchmarks developed by the Commissioner, the role that legislation, guidelines, and voluntary codes of practice play in facilitating and promoting best practice in equal employment opportunities:
(d) to lead development of guidelines and voluntary codes of practice to facilitate and promote best practice in equal employment opportunities (including codes that identify related rights and obligations in legislation), in accordance with section 5(2)(e):
(e) to monitor and analyse progress in improving equal employment opportunities in New Zealand, and to report to the Minister on the results of that monitoring and analysis:
(f) to liaise with, and complement the work of, any trust or body that has as one of its purposes the promotion of equal employment opportunities (including pay equity):
(g) to ensure, acting jointly with the Chief Commissioner, that activities undertaken in the performance of the Commission’s functions in matters of equal employment opportunities are consistent with the strategic direction and other determinations of the Commission under section 7:
(h) any other functions, powers, or duties conferred or imposed on him or her by or under this Act or any other enactment. (Human Rights Act 1993, Sec. 17)

Minorities

New Zealand, English

A person who belongs to an ethnic, religious, or linguistic minority in New Zealand shall not be denied the right, in community with other members of that minority, to enjoy the culture, to profess and practise the religion, or to use the language, of that minority. (Bill of Rights Act 1990, Sec. 20)

Legislature

New Zealand, English

Every New Zealand citizen who is of or over the age of 18 years—

(b) is qualified for membership of the House of Representatives. (Bill of Rights Act 1990, Sec. 12)

Political Rights and Association

New Zealand, English

Everyone has the right to freedom of association. (Bill of Rights Act 1990, Sec. 17)

Legislature

New Zealand, English

(1) There shall be a Parliament of New Zealand, which shall consist of the Sovereign in right of New Zealand and the House of Representatives.
… (Constitution Act 1986, Sec. 14)

Electoral Bodies

New Zealand, English

The objective of the Electoral Commission is to administer the electoral system impartially, efficiently, effectively, and in a way that—
(a) facilitates participation in parliamentary democracy; and
(b) promotes understanding of the electoral system and associated matters; and
(c) maintains confidence in the administration of the electoral system. (Electoral Act 1993, Sec. 4C)

Political Rights and Association

New Zealand, English

Every New Zealand citizen who is of or over the age of 18 years—
(a) has the right to vote in genuine periodic elections of members of the House of Representatives, which elections shall be by equal suffrage and by secret ballot;
… (Bill of Rights Act 1990, Sec. 12)

Legislature

New Zealand, English

(1) There shall continue to be a House of Representatives for New Zealand.

(4) The House of Representatives shall have as its members those persons who are elected from time to time in accordance with the provisions of the Electoral Act 1993, and who shall be known as members of Parliament. (Constitution Act 1986, Sec. 10)

Legislature

New Zealand, English

(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, every person who is registered as an elector of an electoral district, but no other person, is qualified to be a candidate and to be elected a member of Parliament, whether for that electoral district, any other electoral district or as a consequence of the inclusion of that person’s name in a party list submitted pursuant to section 127.
(2) Notwithstanding anything in subsection (1), if a person is disqualified for registration as an elector, that person shall not be qualified to be a candidate or to be elected. (3)Regardless of anything in subsection (1), a person is not qualified to be a candidate or to be elected unless he or she is a New Zealand citizen. (Electoral Act 1993, Sec. 47)

Government

New Zealand, English

(1)A person may be appointed and may hold office as a member of the Executive Council or as a Minister of the Crown only if that person is a member of Parliament.
… (Constitution Act 1986, Sec. 6)