Human Rights and Law Enforcement & Prevention of Torture
The South African Human Rights Commission identified seven key strategic focus areas in order to effectively fulfill its mandate of promoting, protecting and monitoring the realisation of human rights in South Africa. Each of the Commission’s seven Commissioners are assigned a strategic focus area. The Prevention of Torture and Human Rights in Law Enforcement is identified as a key strategic area.
The Prevention of Torture and Human Rights in Law Enforcement portfolio, headed by Commissioner Danny Titus, has a mandate to promote, protect and monitor the realisation of the civil and political rights associated with law enforcement. The work of the portfolio is informed by the mandate of the Commission, which derives its mandate from the Constitution of South Africa, relevant national legislation and applicable international and regional instruments.