Kaliani Lyle

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"Kaliani Lyle was appointed as the new Scotland Commissioner in 2010, replacing Morag Alexander who had been Chair of the Scotland Committee since 2007. Kaliani was the Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Scotland between 1998 and 2010 and before that, was Chief Executive of the Scottish Refugee Council. She also worked for Edinburgh District Council as their first Race Relations Officer.

"Kaliani is currently also a member of Joseph Rowntree Foundation Policy Strategy Group and in 2007 she received the Alastair Hetherington award for humanitarian service by the Institute of Contemporary Scotland.

"Kaliani leads the Scotland Committee which is involved in working strategically with the Scottish Government, Local Authorities, UK Government and Parliament to ensure equality and human rights are at the heart of all work carried out."[1]


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  1. Equality and Human Rights Commission Commissioners, organizational web page, accessed April 29, 2013.