Bill English says an inquiry into the abuse of more than a thousand children in state care would be a “significant distraction”. The Human Rights Commissio
The Human Rights Commission is the latest to back an investigation into hundreds of abuse claims, dating back as far as the 1950s.
The Human Rights Commission has penned a letter calling for acknowledgement, apologies and an inquiry into abuse of those in state care.
The Human Rights Commission has asked New Zealanders to join their call for a comprehensive inquiry into the abuse of thousands of people, many of them children, while they were under the care of the Government.
An open letter has called for an inquiry into abuse and neglect in state institutions, but Prime Minister Bill English has questioned whether it would achieve anything.