Public Appointments: Commissioners of Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland invites applications for appointment to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission


A number of Commissioner positions will become vacant in September 2020 when the terms of office of the current members expire.


Membership of the NIHRC is a challenging and rewarding opportunity. The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (the ‘NIHRC’) was created by the Northern Ireland Act 1998, as part of the Belfast Agreement. Its powers and duties stem from the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and the Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007.


The Commission operates as an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Northern Ireland Office and is a key part of the architecture of human rights protections in Northern Ireland.


Full details, including information on how to apply, is available at the Cabinet Office website