The Secretariat of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) will undertake a mission to South Africa from 3 to 8 September 2018.
During this mission, the delegation of the African Commission is particularly interested in the following issues regarding South Africa: the continued high levels of inequality and unemployment; access to land; transformation of the education system; access to health care and HIV/AIDS; sexual, gender-based and domestic violence; the challenges for human and peoples’ rights in the extractive industries; status and treatment of African migrants in South Africa; evictions, landlessness, farm killings; freedom of expression and access to information; and the situation of human rights defenders and the challenges that hamper the effective enjoyment of human rights.
Non-governmental organisations that have observer status before the African Commission or that are working in the fields mentioned above are invited to a consultation on 8 September 2018 in Johannesburg. Queries regarding the consultation can be emailed to Sufiya Bray at [email protected].
The delegation will comprise the following commissioners:
- Commissioner Solomon Ayele Dersso, Commissioner Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Republic of South Africa and Chairperson of the Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights;
- Commissioner Lawrence Murugu Mute, Vice-Chairperson of the African Commission and Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa; and
- Commissioner Rémy Ngoy Lumbu, Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders.
The African Commission’s press release is accessible here.
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