The Commission The Commission is a body corporate, established under the Section 27 (1) of the Equal Opportunities Act 2008, and became operational in April, 2012.
The Commission consists of a Chairperson and 3 other members appointed by the President of the Republic.
The membership of the Commission, with effect from 2 May 2016, is as follows:
What we doAs per Section 27(3) of the Equal Opportunities Act 2008, the duties of the Commission are as follows:
work towards the elimination of discrimination, and the promotion of equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of different status;
keep under review the working of the Equal Opportunities Act and any relevant law and submit to the Attorney-General proposals for amending them, if required;
of its own motion or following a complaint, carry out an investigation;
attempt to reconcile the parties to whom and against whom a complaint relates;
conduct and foster research and educational and other programmes for the purpose of eliminating discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of different status; and
prepare appropriate guidelines and codes for the avoidance of discrimination and take all necessary measures to ensure that the guidelines and codes are brought to the attention of employers and the public at large.