New Zealand

Scores are based on a scale of 0 (least free) to 100 (most free)

header1 Issues of concern

  • Māori and Pacific Islanders face discrimination in in schools, the workplace, and the health care system, while Indigenous peoples are overrepresented in the prison population.
  • Refugees often receive insufficient help accessing essential services. Asylum seekers have been detained alongside people convicted of criminal offenses, while their identity is being confirmed.

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  • Global Freedom Score

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