Te Tiriti & anti-racism statements


Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand is committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We recognise the horrific human rights violations and the deep and enduring harm caused by Aotearoa’s colonial history. Many of the most significant human rights issues Aotearoa is grappling with relate to the country’s colonial history - the dishonouring of Te Tiriti by the Crown and systemic racism and discrimination. Therefore, solutions must recognise the need to fully and properly recognise Te Tiriti and the tino rangatiratanga of Māori that Te Tiriti upholds. This mahi is fundamental to building an Aotearoa that fully realises human rights for all.


Amnesty International is committed to promoting gender, racial and intersectional justice and has made a global commitment to be an anti-racist organisation. We acknowledge as an organisation we have much to learn, but we are committed to being proactive in our learning, to continue to build relationships and our knowledge that will strengthen our mahi to uphold Te Tiriti and counter racism.