The Board has a statutory duty under section 3(3)(b)(ii) of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 to monitor the performance of the PSNI in complying with the Human Rights Act 1998. It is the role of the Board’s Performance Committee to carry out this monitoring work. The Committee is assisted in this task by Alyson Kilpatrick BL. Alyson was appointed as Human Rights Advisor to the Policing Board in August 2012  to advise the Board on how to meet its statutory duty under section 3(3)(b)(ii) of the 2000 Act.