Anastasia Crickley was chairperson of the UN Committee for Elimination of RacialDiscrimination from 2016 to 2018 and an elected member from 2010.  She was the first chair of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), a member of the Advisory Committee forthe Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities andwas Personal Representative of the OSCE Chair in Office on Racism. 

Until 2015 she was Head of Department of Applied Social Studies at Maynooth University. Anastasia is a founder of the European Network Against Racism, Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre and the Migrants Rights Centre, Ireland.  She is also a member of the Government’s recently established Anti-Racism Committee.