We are delighted to announce that Tariq Sadiq has been appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission Panel. Tariq is one of only a small number of barristers based in the north of the UK to be appointed to the panel. Panel counsel are appointed following an open competition and are the Commission’s preferred providers of external legal services, including representation and advice.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission is Great Britain’s national equality body and has been awarded an ‘A’ status as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) by the United Nations. As an independent statutory body with the responsibility to encourage equality and diversity, eliminate unlawful discrimination and protect and promote the human rights of everyone in Britain, it enforces equality legislation on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
The Commission provides advice and guidance to individuals, employers and other organisations, reviews the effectiveness of the law and takes legal enforcement action to clarify the law and address significant breaches of rights.