Government warned of human rights risks years ago, documents reveal
Documents released to RNZ have shown the government was warned emergency housing law changes put human rights in jeopardy - even by the Ministry of Health.
And officials deliberately stopped Ministry of Social Development (MSD) clients' rights becoming "common knowledge" - fearing the motels would stop taking in homeless.
The Human Rights Commission says there have "potentially" been rights breaches in the emergency and transitional housing system - it has been speaking with more than 30 parties about their experiences with the accommodation in the past month.
Link to article: Emergency housing: Government warned of human rights risks years ago, documents reveal (msn.com)