Human Rights Commission
P.O. Box 6751
I write to commend the Human Rights Commission on the production of the
Report of the Inquiry into Discrimination Experienced by Transgender People, To Be Who I Am
. The Government notes the achievement of the Commission
in completing the world’s first inquiry by a national human rights institution into
discrimination experienced by transgender people.
The report provides an important insight into the difficulties faced, and
courage displayed by transgender people on a day to day basis.
The Government will work to protect the rights of transgendered people, as it
does for all New Zealanders. I have asked officials from the Ministry of
Justice to oversee and coordinate the assessment and implementation of the
report’s recommendations, and have also written to my Cabinet colleagues
requesting the support of their respective departments.
Again, my compliments on a significant piece of work.
Hon Annette King
Minister of Justice