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Paul Hunt

Human Rights Commission / Te Kāhui Tika Tangata

Chief human rights commissioner

  • Appointed 2019.
  • Previously advisor to WHO assistant director-general on human rights.
  • Independent expert on the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1999-2002), and UN special rapporteur on the right to the highest attainable standard of health (2002-2008).
  • Appointed senior lecturer at Waikato University in 1992, and in 2000 professor at Essex University.
  • Studied law at Cambridge University and Waikato University.
  • Awarded an honorary doctorate from the Nordic School of Public Health in 2008.

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