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Government begins recruitment for new EHRC commissioner

The Minister for Women and Equalities recently (23 July) began recruitment for a new Wales Commissioner and a new board member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

The move comes as the tenure of Lord Bernard Ribeiro, one of 13 current EHRC Commissioners, comes to an end in December.

It is expected that appointments will be made in November.

The EHRC is independent statutory body with the responsibility to encourage equality and diversity, eliminate unlawful discrimination, and protect and promote the human rights of everyone in Britain.

The Equality Hub sponsors the EHRC and as a result the Minister for Women and Equalities has statutory responsibility for appointing 10 to 15 Commissioners, including the Chair and the Wales and Scotland Commissioners.

Commissioners are responsible for working with the Chair and Chief Executive to set the strategic direction of the EHRC; scrutinise the EHRC’s performance; and support the Chair in holding the Chief Executive to account.

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