Alan Miller, Chair
Professor Alan Miller was unanimously elected in 2007 by the Scottish Parliament to become the first Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission, and he was unanimously re-nominated to the role in 2013 for a further three year term. As SHRC Chair he was re-elected in 2013 as Chair of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and was also elected to the post of Secretary of the International Coordinating Committee of NHRIs.
Alan has a combination of experience and expertise in the field of human rights grounded in 25 years involvement with the legal, academic and voluntary communities within Scotland. He previously ran a law practice in Castlemilk, Glasgow and is a past President of the Glasgow Bar Association and former Director of the Scottish Human Rights Centre. He also teaches human rights on the LLM programme at the University of Strathclyde where he is a member of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law. Professor Miller also brings an international perspective and insight gained from engagement with the United Nations and other bodies in capacity-building initiatives in around 20 countries around the world.
Alan is the full time member of the Commission.
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