Two brand new part-time commissioners are appointed into the Scottish Human Rights Commission, bringing with them expertise and experience in public health, inequalities, access to justice and individual rights.

Dr Anna Black and Dr Jacqueline Kinghan happen to be appointed for six-year stipulations, beginning on 1 May 2021.

Dr Black is currently a GP in Glasgow, a non-executive manager of Public Health Scotland and is presently finishing her PhD in Public Health in the University of Glasgow which investigates how girls that are asylum seekers or refugees access primary health care in Glasgow.

Dr Kinghan is a human rights attorney and academic with experience with regard to justice and individual rights. She’s a senior lecturer in Newcastle Law School where she co-convenes that the Forum for Social Justice and Human Rights and contributes that the Community Social Justice programme. According to Scotland, she works with charities and NGOs on a selection of social and legal change jobs.

The new commissioners will take up their posts since among the commission’s present associates, Susan Kemp and Dr Alan Mitchell, arrive at the conclusion of the appointments. Jane-Claire Judson, made in September 2017, will last as part time commissioner before August 2023.

Commission seat Judith Robertson stated:”This is a critical time for individual rights in Scotland. The growth of a new human rights invoice for Scotland is to the horizon and with that comes a urgent need to guarantee this contributes to real changes in training and access to justice to people in everyday life.

“They’ve attracted specialist knowledge and experience to our work on policing, prisons, justice and health particularly, while contributing more widely to managing and developing the Commission’s Strategic Plan and the wide-ranging programme of work that involves.”