Membership of Commission

Heading: inserted, on 1 January 2002, by section 5 of the Human Rights Amendment Act 2001 (2001 No 96).

8 Membership of Commission

(1)

The Commission consists of the following Human Rights Commissioners:

(a)

the Chief Commissioner; and

(b)

not less than 3 and not more than 4 other Commissioners.

(1A)

There must be a Commissioner, other than the Chief Commissioner, appointed to lead the work of the Commission in each of the following priority areas:

(a)

disability rights (the Disability Rights Commissioner):

(b)

equal employment opportunities (including pay equity) (the Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner):

(c)

race relations (the Race Relations Commissioner).

(1B)

A Commissioner must lead the work of the Commission in any other priority area that is designated by the Chief Commissioner, and the Chief Commissioner may designate an area of work as a priority area only in accordance with the strategic direction and the general nature of activities determined by the Commission under section 7(1) and after consultation with the Minister and the other Commissioners.

(2)

The Commissioners are the board for the purposes of the Crown Entities Act 2004.

(3)

The Chief Commissioner holds office as chairperson of the board for the purposes of the Crown Entities Act 2004 for the same term as he or she is Chief Commissioner.

(4)

Clauses 1 to 5 of Schedule 5 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 do not apply to the Commission.

Compare: 1977 No 49 s 7(1)(a), (c), (ca), (d), (2); 1983 No 56 s 4(1), (2); 1991 No 132 s 3(1); 1993 No 35 s 2

Section 8: substituted, on 1 January 2002, by section 5 of the Human Rights Amendment Act 2001 (2001 No 96).

Section 8(1): replaced, on 15 June 2016, by section 7 of the Human Rights Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 28).

Section 8(1A): inserted, on 15 June 2016, by section 7 of the Human Rights Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 28).

Section 8(1B): inserted, on 15 June 2016, by section 7 of the Human Rights Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 28).

Section 8(2): substituted, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Section 8(3): substituted, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Section 8(4): added, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).