This is a single section from Chapter 6. Read the full chapter here.

Have you considered all the consequences of non-compliance with NZBORA?

Consider the full range of consequences of passing legislation or taking action that does not comply with the Human Rights Act 1993 and section 19 NZBORA.


The consequences that may result where legislation is inconsistent with NZBORA are described in Chapter 5.

If the Human Rights Review Tribunal finds that a piece of enacted legislation is inconsistent with the right to freedom from discrimination, it may also grant a declaration that the legislation is in breach of the right to freedom from discrimination. The declaration does not affect the operation of the legislation, but the Minister must report the declaration to Parliament and table a response.


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