Alasdair Henderson has been appointed as a Commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The EHRC is Great Britain’s designated equality body and ‘A-rated’ national human rights institution.

Alasdair brings to the role his experience in litigation and advisory work in the fields of public law and employment law. He has a particular interest in equality issues relating to religion and belief, and the protection of religious freedom. He also has a keen interest in the promotion and enforcement of human rights internationally. ​Before coming to the Bar, Alasdair worked for International Justice Mission in Kigali, Rwanda, dealing with cases of land rights violations and sexual violence against children. He is looking forward to assisting the EHRC in its partnership with other national human rights institutions, as well as helping it fulfil its important role as Great Britain’s expert body on equality and human rights issues.

Read more about his appointment here.