Emails and analysis regarding Births, Deaths and Marriages Act

C Montague made this Official Information request to Human Rights Commission

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From: C Montague

Human Rights Commission,

I request a copy of all analysis you have done on how changes to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Bill/Act in favour of one step sex-self ID impact women and girls sex-based human rights.

I request a copy of all emails you have sent or received which mention the BDMRR Act, Bill or sex self-declaration from 1 January 2018 to today. I am particularly interested in seeing emails which mention the Births, Deaths and Marriages Bill and women and girls rights in the Human Rights Act.

I would like to see all emails between HRC staff and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner regarding the Births, Deaths and Marriages Bill/Act, and all emails between HRC staff and Crown Law regarding the Births, Deaths and Marriages Bill/Act or sex self-declaration (from 1 January 2018 through to today).

Please include a copy of your social media policy. How many people manage your social media accounts, and (in the interests of assessing gender balance at the HRC) what sex are those people?

Since 1 January 2018, how many incidents of sexual harassment or abuse have occurred between HRC staff? How many of the staff who sexually harassed or abused women are still employed by the commission?

In a previous OIA response to me, you stated "The Commission acknowledges sex and gender are different". Is this still your stance? Your social media person continues to refer to 'gender changes' on birth certificates, though the changes on birth certificates relate specifically to sex.

With all due respect,

C Montague

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From: Maxine Leilua
Human Rights Commission

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Tēnā koe

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Ngā mihi

Maxine Leilua
Team Leader, Infoline
Enquiries & Complaints

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From: Jaimee Paenga
Human Rights Commission


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Kia Ora,

Thank you for your request for information. I would just like to clarify
one of your questions below.

In your request, you state "In a previous OIA response to me, you stated
"The Commission acknowledges sex and gender are different"".

 

Could you please provide a copy of the response you received from the
Commission with the above quote. This is to ensure that we understand the
context in which the information was provided and give you an accurate
response.

Ngā mihi,

 

 

 

Jaimee Paenga​
Ngati Porou, Ngāi te Rangi me Ngāti Ranginui
Legal Officer | Kaitiaki Ture
[1]cid:image001.png@01D496C0.602B3A80 New Zealand Human Rights Commission | Te Kāhui Tika Tangata 
t: [2]044742713  |  m: [3]0220678575
e: [4][email address]  |  w: [5]www.hrc.co.nz
a:  PO Box 10424, The Terrace, Wellington 6143
[6]Twitter [7]Facebook [8]YouTube [9]LinkedIn
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Attachment Initial partial response to your request for Official Information Ref 127598.pdf
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Attachment 1.HRC 2008 Policy on Transgender people.pdf
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Tēnā koe C Montague,

Please find attached the Commissions response to your request for
information dated 28 February 2019.

 

As you will see, this is a partial response; one response is still
outstanding. Unfortunately, it has not been possible for the Commission to
meet the statutory time limit in responding to that specific request.
Therefore, we are notifying you an extension of time is required to make
our decision.

If you are unhappy with this response, under the Official Information Act
you are entitled to complain to the Ombudsman’s Office. Information about
how to make a complaint is available at [1]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or
on freephone 0800 802 602.

Jaimee Paenga​
Ngati Porou, Ngāi te Rangi me Ngāti Ranginui
Legal Officer | Kaitiaki Ture
[2][IMG] New Zealand Human Rights Commission | Te Kāhui Tika Tangata 
t: [3]044742713  |  m: [4]0220678575
e: [5][email address]  |  w: [6]www.hrc.co.nz
a:  PO Box 10424, The Terrace, Wellington 6143
[7]Twitter [8]Facebook [9]YouTube [10]LinkedIn
This message may contain information that is confidential or legally
privileged. If you have received this email in error please contact the
sender immediately. You do not have permission to use or disclose this
information if the email is not addressed to you.
​Please consider the environment before printing this email

 

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