Partner Gill Goodwin is appointed as a Deputy Chair of the Human Rights Review Tribunal

May 28, 2019

Lythan Chapman Business Development and Marketing Manager

Anthony Harper is pleased to announce that partner Gill Goodwin has been appointed as a Deputy Chair of the Human Rights Review Tribunal.

The Associate Minister of Justice, Aupito William Sio, announced the appointment of five Deputy Chairpersons to the Human Rights Review Tribunal to ensure that people have greater access to justice and that their voices are heard. 

The newly appointed Deputies include Anthony Harper’s partner Gill Goodwin.

“We are immensely proud of Gill’s achievement and believe her appointment will add considerable strength to the panel. We also congratulate, former partner Katherine Anderson, who has also been appointed to the Tribunal,” said Lisa Jacobs, Anthony Harper’s CEO.

“All of the five appointments have extensive litigation and public law experience and collectively bring together a strong set of skills to the Tribunal.

The combined skill sets of the Deputy Chairs, in addition to the improvements we’ve made to the operational work of the Tribunal, gives me great confidence that we can improve the experience of people using the Tribunal, and make sure that justice is not denied to them by a lack of judicial resources,” said the Hon. Aupito William Sio, the Associate Minister of Justice.

The Human Rights Review Tribunal hears claims relating to breaches of the Human Rights Act 1993, Privacy Act 1993 and the Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994. Claims could relate to discrimination, sexual harassment, racial harassment, the privacy principles, and the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights.

The Tribunal is an independent judicial body which is administered by the Ministry of Justice, and is separate from the Human Rights Commission, Privacy Commissioner, and Health and Disability Commissioner.

To review the Minster’s press release, click here.

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