Human Rights Amendment Act 2001

15 New section 99A inserted
  • The principal Act is amended by inserting, after section 99, the following section:

    99A Criteria and requirement for appointment of Chairpersons
    • (1) In recommending a person for appointment as a Chairperson of the Tribunal, the Minister must have regard not only to the matters stated in section 101(2) but also to the person's—

      • (a) experience in dispute resolution:

      • (b) experience as a Chairperson and in other leadership roles:

      • (c) ability to perform the functions of a Chairperson of the Tribunal.

      (2) Every person appointed as a Chairperson of the Tribunal must be a barrister or solicitor of the High Court of not less than 5 years' practice.