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Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, 2000 (Act No. 4 of 2000)

Chapter 7 : Review of Act, Short Title and Commencement

33. Powers, functions and term of office of Equality Review Committee

 

1) The Equality Review Committee-
a) must advise the Minister about the operation of this Act;
b) must advise the Minister about laws that impact on equality;
c) must submit regular reports to the Minister on the operation of the Act, addressing whether the objectives of the Act and the Constitution have been achieved and must make recommendations on any necessary amendments to the Act to improve its operation;
d) has the other powers and functions as prescribed.

 

2) The Equality Review Committee may conduct its business and proceedings at its meetings as it deems fit.

 

3) Members of the Equality Review Committee referred to in section 32(a), (d) and (e) are appointed for a period of five years and may be reappointed upon the expiry of their term of office.

 

4) The other terms and conditions of appointment of members of the Equality Review Committee are as prescribed.

 

5) The administrative work connected with the performance of the functions of the Equality Review Committee must be performed by officers designated by the Director-General of the Department.

 

6) The members of the Equality Review Committee referred to in-
a) section 32(d) and (e) are entitled to the remuneration, allowances and other benefits; and
b) section 32(a), (b), (c), (f) and (g) are entitled to the allowances,

as may be determined by the Minister in consultation with the Minister of Finance.