We are delighted to announce that Anna Moradi of 12KBW has been appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission Panel of Counsel.

Anna specialises in inquests, inquiries, abuse claims and international law. Her experience in domestic cases includes acting on public inquiries and acting for bereaved families in medical inquests and claimants in sexual abuse and Article 3 claims. At international law, Anna is regularly sought as junior counsel for cases before regional and UN human rights and diplomatic mechanisms concerning issues of arbitrary detention abroad, state torture, land rights, equality and disability rights in the context of healthcare.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is Great Britain’s national equality body and has been awarded an ‘A’ status as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) by the United Nations.

The Commission is a non-departmental public body, created under the provisions of the Equality Act 2006. The Commission covers England, Scotland and Wales, where it is responsible for encouraging compliance with the Human Rights Act 1998, and has been granted powers to enforce equality legislation.

Members of the panel of counsel are preferred providers of legal services to the EHRC, including representation and advice. These services will support advisory, influencing, regulatory and enforcement work across the equality and human rights spheres, including:

  • Litigation in domestic and European courts
  • Compliance actions
  • Inquiries, investigations and assessments
  • Enforcement of the public sector equality duty
  • Drafting codes of practice, consultation responses, briefings or guidance
  • Monitoring compliance with UN treaties

Members of the panel serve for a four year term.