THE battle over an independent human rights commission is to resume within weeks, as legislators seek to over-ride Government opposition. Independent Anna Wu Hung-yuk is to rewrite her private member's bill on the issue, which Governor Chris Patten is poised to formally reject in its present form. She is proposing the commission be run on private funds. Mr Patten will be unable to prevent the bill reaching the Legislative Council as only bills entailing additional public expenditure require the Governor's approval. The Executive Council rejected the creation of a commission in June, arguing there were already enough structures to protect human rights. Nevertheless, Ms Wu submitted her bill for the Governor's approval two weeks ago. She has also prepared measures to counter the Government's expected rejection of her comprehensive anti-discrimination bill and its proposals for a powerful Equal Opportunities Commission. She aims to move an amendment to the Sex Discrimination Bill, due in the Legislative Council next month.