Statement on the election of Anastasia Crickley as first Irish Chairperson of a UN Treaty Body

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission wishes to congratulate Anastasia Crickley, Chairperson of Pavee Point, on her election as first Irish Chairperson of a UN Treaty Body.

The election of Ms Crickley as Chairperson of the UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) comes at an important time for interculturalism and the protection of minority groups across Europe.

Anastasia Crickley has played an important role in Ireland as a founder member of the Migrants Rights Centre Ireland and of the National Traveller Women’s Forum, chairperson of Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre and of Community Work Ireland.

A former Head of Department of Applied Social Studies at Maynooth University, she brings significant experience and knowledge to this new role through her previous work as Chairperson of the European Union Monitoring Centre on Racism (EUMC) and of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, as well as her service as Personal Representative of the chair in office of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

We wish her the very best in her new post.

 

 

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