Putting human rights at the heart of social work practice


  • Neil Ballantyne Open Polytechnic of New Zealand




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This commentary was published by the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) on the occasion of International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2019. ANZASW invited the author to respond to several questions on the topic of human rights. In 2019, Neil was the inaugural winner of the John Fry Memorial Supreme Award for Quality and Innovation in Social Work for his work as a Palestinian human rights defender. The article is structured in a question and response format.


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How to Cite

Ballantyne, N. (2019). Putting human rights at the heart of social work practice. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 31(4), 84–89. https://doi.org/10.11157/anzswj-vol31iss4id672