Written By: - Date published: 9:53 am, August 16th, 2017 - 14 comments
Categories: Abuse of power, accountability, child abuse, child welfare, human rights - Tags: abuse, credit where it's due, investigation, race relations commissioner, state care, susan devoy, un
In news this morning (RNZ):
Race Relations Commissioner Susan Devoy has told the United Nations it must urge the New Zealand government to hold an independent inquiry into the abuse of children and people with disabilities in state care.
Dame Susan also said the UN should insist New Zealand do more to stop the disproportionate representation of Māori on the wrong side of the justice system.
She appeared before a UN committee in Geneva overnight.
She said if the government did not hold an inquiry into historical abuse in state care, it would fail in its duty under the Treaty of Waitangi. …
Why is the govt resisting calls for an inquiry into state care abuse? "That's a good question," Dame Susan says. https://t.co/IjG797R6JT
— Morning Report (@NZMorningReport) August 15, 2017
Susan Devoy: This week I'm telling the UN – NZ govt's inaction on state care abuse is not just wrong, it's immoral https://t.co/QKPXwBrfcM
— The Spinoff (@TheSpinoffTV) August 15, 2017
I think it is time for yet another round of everyone who spoke out against Dame Susan's appointment as RRC saying how wrong they were.
— Felix Geiringer (@BarristerNZ) August 15, 2017
Sometimes in politics, as in life, you get things wrong. I was totally wrong about Susan Devoy. She is doing an outstanding job as RRC. https://t.co/PViIzLQvda
— Grant Robertson (@grantrobertson1) August 15, 2017
You can add me to that list of apologies. Bravo Dame Susan Devoy!