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Nominations for SAHRC Commissioners

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development is calling on individuals, organisations, institutions and civil society to nominate suitable people for consideration as Commissioners at SAHRC.

The South African Human Rights Commission needs two Commissioners. The nominees must be South African citizens who are fit and proper to serve on the SAHRC. They must also possess suitable qualifications, expertise and experience in the area of human rights.

In accordance with the provisions of the Human Rights Commission Act and Constitution, the National Assembly may recommend persons for appointment for a fixed term, as the President may determine at the time of such appointment, but not exceeding seven years.
The persons recommended for appointment as Commissioners must promote respect for and a culture of human rights; promote the protection, development and attainment of human rights; monitor and assess the observance of human rights, including rights to information and equality and act impartially and independently, without fear, favour or prejudice, in the conduct of their duties.

Recommended persons must also actively promote public awareness and education on human rights and assist members of the public with accessing their rights; be involved in the investigation of alleged human rights abuses or violations and recommend measures for redress, and contribute to the research and reporting functions of the SAHRC.

Nominations must contain the full name, address/email address and contact details of the person or organisation making the nomination, a signed acceptance of the nomination by the nominee and a Curriculum Vitae (CV) providing the nominee’s full name, ID number and gender; contact details including physical address, telephone/cell number and email address; relevant previous experience (including relevant dates and organisations concerned), and academic qualifications.

Nominations must reach Mr Vhonani Ramaano, Committee Secretary, 3rd Floor, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town 8001 / PO Box 15, Cape Town 8000 by no later than Friday, 5 April 2013 at 17h00.

For media enquiries or interviews with the Chairperson please contact:
Rajaa Azzakani, Parliamentary Communication Services
Tel: 021 403 8437
Cell: 082 560 9610
E-mail: razzakani@parliament.gov.za
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