The laws we live by
illustrated by the Diversity Action Programme 2004
Past DecisionMaker Guides have focused on the law and justice
– helping people identify law that affects you at times of
conflict. But there are other types of domestic and international
law, such as company, tax, employment, consumer, family, environmental,
local government. These provide frameworks within which people and
organisations manage their relationships with other people and organisations.
Indeed, they are the laws we live by the laws that govern the activities
of everyday life.
In the 2002-05 edition of the DecisionMaker Guide to Parliament
and Government, we touched on some of these, and said that "in
later editions, we hope to explore them in more depth".
Find out more about and from what we have done by looking
at the Directory
on Cultural Diversity, which the Centre for Citizenship Education
developed in partnership with the Diversity Action Programme facilitated
by the Human Rights Commission.
Action Programme arose out of acts of discrimation in New Zealand
in 2004, and continues with a range of partners and projects reflecting
reactions to incidents and a proactive approach to the principles
set out in the Programme's ten point action plan, reflected in turn
in the National Action Plan for Human Rights.