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

Contents

1 Introduction

2 Background

The role and function of the Equality and Human Rights Commission

3 Non-executive Chair of the EHRC

Overview

Recruitment

The appointment process

The candidate

The pre-appointment hearing

The Committees’ views on the suitability of the candidate

The most recent developments

4 Conclusions

Declaration of Lords’ Interests

Formal Minutes

Witnesses

Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Joint Committee on Human Rights during the current Parliament

Appendix 1: Letter from Caroline Dinenage MP to Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Chair of the Women and Equalities Committee

Appendix 2: Advertisement for the post

Appendix 3: Candidate and appointment process details, supplied by the Government Equalities Office

Appendix 4: Letter from Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP to the two Committee Chairs announcing the Government’s preferred candidate

Appendix 5: David Isaac’s CV and Declaration of Interests

Appendix 6: Mr Isaac’s supporting statement





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