Shadow Report Award


This is the Foundation’s newest Award focussed on human rights issues.

New Zealand is a party to a number of United Nations human rights treaties which require New Zealand to periodically report on its compliance with the substantive provisions of those treaties.  These periodic reports are the subject of consideration and questioning of representatives of the New Zealand government, in public, by the monitoring bodies established under those treaties.

For a number of years now, most of the monitoring bodies have permitted non-governmental organisations to provide supplementary information or present alternative information to those monitoring bodies in order to better inform them as to the true state of affairs as to human rights compliance within the relevant jurisdiction – Shadow Reports.

The Foundation believes that shadow reporting is a valuable contributor to the effectiveness of treaty monitoring and, recognising the resource constraints that may be limiting NGO participation in this process, has established the Shadow Report Award in order to support a person or body in the preparation of shadow reports for, and/or attendance at, the presentation of the periodic reports before, United Nations human rights monitoring bodies acting under human rights instruments that they monitor.

Value $10,000, annually.

Applications close at 5pm on 1st August each year.

Please read the terms of reference for this award.  This document contains important information relating to your application.  Then follow the application guidelines for the Shadow Report Award.  Applications are made on line and the guidelines will step you through this process.

Application Guidelines for the Shadow Report Award
Terms of Reference

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