SHIFT2019 Paul Hunt

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At the SHIFT Aotearoa Conference in Wellington, NZ, in June 2019, Paul Hunt, the Chief Commissioner at the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, outlines a human rights approach to housing and provides a way forward for action in the New Zealand context.

Paul introduces the concept of housing as a human right, and says that we need to refresh human rights in New Zealand for our times and our place. The right to a decent home is espoused in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which New Zealand helped to draft.