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Prisoner's rights

Making complaints about your treatment

Appealing to the Human Rights Review Tribunal

Taking your case to the Human Rights Review Tribunal

The Human Rights Review Tribunal deals with appeals from officials and organisations like the Health and Disability Commissioner, the Privacy Commissioner and the Human Rights Commission. If you’ve already complained to one of those officials or organisations and you’re not happy with the outcome, you can consider appealing to the Human Rights Review Tribunal.

If the Tribunal agrees with your appeal, there are a range of things it can do – for example, it can order the prison not to do or repeat the action you’ve complained about, or order it to take particular steps to fix the problem you’ve complained about.

For more information about this process, phone the Human Rights Review Tribunal or send them a letter.

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