To promote and enforce human rights, to engage in relationships that embody the principles of dignity and respect, and to create a culture of human rights compliance and accountability. We act as a driver for social change based on principles of substantive equality. We accomplish our mission by exposing, challenging and ending entrenched and widespread structures and systems of
discrimination through education, policy development, public inquiries and litigation.



We commit to embodying the following in all of our work and ways of working:
We engage in respectful, trusting and collaborative relationships, and put the lived-experience of people at the center of our work.

Transformative approaches: 
We are courageous, persistent, creative and innovative in pursuing systemic change and real impact.

We are principled and independent in advancing and securing substantive

We are transparent and accountable to the people both in terms of the pursuit of our mandate and the use of our resources.