Stuff: Search for a Race Relations Commissioner on hold as applicant sues Minister of Justice

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Appointing a Kiwi Race Relations Commissioner is on hold while an international human rights lawyer sues the Minister of Justice over the selection process.

Colin Henry, a Jamaican-born Aucklander, claims the process was unlawful.

The former commissioner, Dame Susan Devoy, left in June, after a damning Ministerial review into a sexual harassment scandal, which identified serious “toxic” dysfunctions.

Henry applied in the Auckland High Court for a judicial review of the process candidates underwent.

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