Appointment of the Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Contents

1Introduction

1.This Report follows our pre-appointment hearing with the Government’s preferred candidate for the post of non-executive Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The hearing was held jointly with the Joint Committee on Human Rights. This is the second time that the post of Chair of the EHRC has been subject to the process of pre-appointment hearing, the first being held by the Joint Committee on Human Rights in 2012.1

2.We understand that the Joint Committee on Human Rights will publish a report in similar terms to this Report.


1 Joint Committee on Human Rights, Third Report of Session 2012–13, Appointment of the Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, HL Paper 48, HC 634, published on 18 October 2012




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