Apply To Serve As Human Rights Commissioner

October 15, 2015

The Human Rights Commission announced that recruitment is underway for Human Rights Commissioners.

In 2012, the Human Rights Act, 1981 was amended to provide for, among other changes, an independent Selection and Appointment Committee to recruit, interview and appoint Human Rights Commissioners. Accordingly, the Selection and Appointment Committee is inviting applications from the general public for persons to serve as Human Rights Commissioners.

The Committee seeks a diverse composition of Commissioners, which is representative of the community, and requires that one-third of the Commissioners be members of the Bermuda Bar in good standing while two-thirds will be drawn from the general public.

The Commissioners are independently appointed to serve for 3-year terms, and have quasi-judicial authority to adjudicate complaints of discrimination made under the Act. Commissioners also serve as educators and advocates for human rights, inclusion and equality by participating in public education activities.

Persons interested in serving in a voluntary capacity on the Commission may request an application from the Office of the Human Rights Commission. The Commission embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity and offers reasonable assistance when requested to applicants with disabilities. For more information, contact the office at 295-5859 or email humanrights@gov.bm.

The closing date for applications is Monday, October 19, 2015.

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  1. Vulcan Trash Cleaner says:

    Bermuda has a very long way to go with it’s Human Rights!