Justice minister Andrew Little will head delegation to New Zealand’s review at the council in Geneva in late January.
“Generally speaking, our human rights record is a good one,” Little told the Herald.
“It’s important for New Zealand and for its reputation around the world that we maintain that reputation and continue to do the right thing.
“We’re not perfect. We won’t be perfect. But we should continue to strive to do the best we can.”
The country’s the high rate of family violence and an imbalance in health outcomes for Maori and non-Maori will be on the agenda.
“The rate of family violence is still extraordinarily high. That’s one that sticks out for New Zealand, which is regarded as this peaceful, pleasant place to come to,” stated a national report.