Commission welcomes nomination of Ian Duddy as next Chair
The Scottish Human Rights Commission warmly welcomes the Scottish Parliament’s nomination of Ian Duddy to Her Majesty The Queen for appointment as the next Chair of the Commission.
The Commission said:
“The Commission is proud to be Scotland’s National Human Rights Institution, accredited with A Status within the United Nations human rights system. We very much look forward to welcoming Ian Duddy as our next Chair when he takes up post in June.
“Scotland is at a crucial juncture when it comes to strengthening the laws that protect everyone’s rights, and then ensuring these laws are meaningful in practice in people’s lives. There is much for the Commission to contribute to this. We look forward to our new Chair joining us to lead our work to promote and protect everyone’s rights in Scotland.
“This week we also say farewell to our current Chair, Judith Robertson, as she demits office after six years leading the Commission. We would like to thank Judith for her leadership, significant impact and strong commitment to human rights in Scotland.”
Notes to Editors
- The Scottish Parliament passed motion S6M-03488 on Wednesday 9th March, nominating Ian Duddy to Her Majesty The Queen for appointment as the next Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission.
- The Scottish Human Rights Commission is a body corporate established by the Scottish Commission for Human Rights Act 2006. It has a general mandate to promote and protect human rights in Scotland. The Commission is an independent public body and a National Human Rights Institution, accredited with A Status within the United Nations human rights system.
- The Commission is comprised of a full-time Chair (currently Judith Robertson) and three part-time Commissioners (currently Dr Anna Black, Jane-Claire Judson and Dr Jacqueline Kinghan).