Scottish Human Rights Commission: Chair announcement
The Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission, Ian Duddy, is to take up a new position as Chief Executive of the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry this summer.
The process of recruiting a new Chair will be led by the Scottish Parliament in due course.
The Commission is an independent public body with a mandate to promote and protect human rights in Scotland. It continues this work led by Executive Director Jan Savage and its part-time Commissioners, currently Claire Methven O’Brien, Jim Farish and Shelley Gray.
Executive Director of the Scottish Human Rights Commission, Jan Savage says:
“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. We thank Ian for everything he has done for human rights in Scotland whilst at the Commission and we wish him well in his new role.”
Mr Duddy will demit office as Chair of the Commission on 30 June 2023.
In a recent blog, Executive Director Jan Savage reflects on the Commission’s work programme for 2023/24 and looks to the opportunities ahead. Read her article on the blog page of our website.
Notes to Editors
- 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 and three part-time Commissioners (currently Claire Methven O’Brien, Jim Farish and Shelley Gray). Find out more on our website www.scottishhumanrights.com.