Call for Written Submissions on a Process to Examine the Feasibilty of the Establishment of A “Single Human Rights Body“
In 2006, Parliament appointed an ad hoc Committee to undertake a Review of Chapter Nine and Associated Institutions.
One of the key recommendations of the ad hoc Committee was the establishment of a “Single Human Rights Body”, amalgamating the following institutions:
The National Youth Development Agency, the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities, the Commission for Gender Equality, the Pan South African Language Board, and the South African Human Rights Commission.
The ad hoc Committee was of the view that the main advantages to the establishment of a “Single Human Rights Body”, amongst others were:
- The avoidance of duplication of effort;
- The administrative efficiency and effective use of resources;
- Greater accessibility and co-ordinated approach to public awareness of the Bill of Rights.
The Legacy Report of the Fourth Parliament recommended that the Fifth Parliament process the remainder of the recommendations.
A process is underway to examine the feasibility of a “Single Human Rights Body” , which should include a roadmap for the consideration of the recommendation.
Parliament hereby invites members of the Public to submit written submissions to this process, with the closing date for written submissions being: 25 May 2017.
Please send your written submissions to the Office on Institutions Supporting Democracy (OISD) as follows: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to: The OISD, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, PO Box 15, Cape Town, 8000
The Report of the ad hoc Committee on the Review of Chapter Nine and Associated Institutions is available on the parliamentary website at www.parliament.gov.za
For further enquiries please email: Ms. Gcobisa Silwana at: email@example.com
Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Review of Chapter 9 and Associated Institutions
Executive Summary a Report to the National Assembly 2007
Report - Workshop on Report of the Ad Hoc Committee On the Review of Chapter Nine and Associated Institutions