Human rights impacts of a building-related enterprise in New Zealand
Lead NCPNew Zealand
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by an NGO regarding the activities of a building-related enterprise operating in New Zealand.
Theme(s)Human rights
Date17 Jun 2014
Host country(ies)New Zealand
Industry sectorProfessional, scientific and technical activities
StatusIn progress

In June 2014 the NZ NCP received a request for review from an NGO alleging that a building-related company had breached the human rights provisions of the Guidelines in New Zealand. More specifically it was alleged that people had suffered adverse impacts on their right to health and right to adequate housing under the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Art. 11 and 12); right to human dignity under the UN International Convenant on Civil and Political Rights (Art. 7); and the right to property under the UN Declaration on Human Rights (Art. 17).  

The NCP undertook an initial assessment of the specific instance and concluded that the issues raised warranted further examination. The NCP has has offered its good offices to help the parties resolve the issues.