Professor Colm O’Cinneide appointed specialist legal adviser to the Women and Equalities Committee
2 December 2016
Professor Colm O’Cinneide, Professor of Constitutional and Human Rights Law at UCL Faculty of Laws, has been appointed specialist legal adviser to the Women and Equalities Committee of the House of Commons to assist with the Committee’s on-going inquiry into ‘Ensuring Strong Equalities Legislation After EU Exit’.
Maria Miller MP, the Chair of the Committee, has described this inquiry as ‘launched against the backdrop of growing consensus on the need for robust parliamentary scrutiny of the UK’s exit from the European Union. Select Committees like ours will play a fundamental role in assessing the Government’s plans, and making cross-party recommendations based on evidence from a wide range of stakeholders. I hope this inquiry will help ensure that the critical issue of equalities protection is not forgotten as we navigate our future outside the EU.’