Ngāti Tahinga, Tainui
Dr Huhana Hickey has a long standing interest in the human rights of people from marginal backgrounds and the consequences of discrimination and social oppression. She is a scholar of disabilities research and legal theory, and is noted for the breadth of her published cross-disciplinary research. Dr Hickey currently sits on the New Zealand Human Rights Review Tribunal and in 2018 Huhana was appointed as a director to the Housing NZ board and manages her own consulting company, called Pūkenga Consultancy.
Update on the Tāngata Whaikaha Disability Waitangi Tribunal claim
This webinar outlines the role and proceedings of the Waitangi Tribunal, a specialized and permanent commission of inquiry in New Zealand. Its primary function is to investigate alleged breaches of te Tiriti o Waitangi or the Treaty of Waitangi. Emphasizing the thoroughness of the Tribunal’s reports, this abstract introduces the long-awaited review of the Tāngata Whaikaha – disability claim. The significance of this claim lies in its potential to address and rectify violations within the disability sector under Te Tiriti. An upcoming webinar will feature Dr. Huhana Hickey and Ruth Jones, who will provide insights into the hearing process and their evidence. Their discussion will focus on the details of the claim, the Tribunal’s review process, and strategies to ensure non-recurrence of Te Tiriti breaches in this domain.