New Zealand Law Society - Chairperson – Human Rights Review Tribunal

Chairperson – Human Rights Review Tribunal

Expressions of Interest are sought from suitably experienced candidates for appointment as Chairperson of the Human Rights Review Tribunal.

The Tribunal hears and determines proceedings lodged pursuant to the Human Rights Act 1993, the Privacy Act 1993 and the Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994 after complaints have first been dealt with by the Human Rights Commission, the Privacy Commissioner and the Health and Disability Commissioner pursuant to their respective Acts. The principal matters considered by the Tribunal concern discrimination, sexual and racial harassment, misuse of personal information and breaches of professional health standards.

This is a full-time role and the Chairperson must be a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of not less than 5 years’ practice with career experience at a senior level.

Appointments to this role are made by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice for a term not exceeding 5 years and may be reappointed.

An Expression of Interest form, Statutory Declaration and a position description can be found at

Expressions of interest must be received by 5 pm Friday 10 December.

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