South Africa

South African Human Rights Commission

Mandate

The SAHRC is a national institution established to entrench constitutional democracy through the promotion and protection of human rights by:

Addressing human rights violations and seeking effective redress for such violations
Monitoring and assessing the observance of human rights
Raising awareness of human rights issues
Educating and training on human rights

The South African Human Rights Commission was established by the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Act 108 of 1996.


Functions

The Human Rights Commission must –

promote respect for human rights and a culture of human rights;
promote the protection, development and attainment of human rights; and
monitor and assess the observance of human rights in the Republic.


Focus


Contact Information

www.sahrc.org.za

sahrcinfo@sahrc.org.za

South African Human Rights Commission
Address 29 Princess of Wales Terrace
Corner St Andrews and York Street Parktown
Private Bag 2700, Houghton 2041
Phone +27 11 484 8300
Fax +27 11 484 8403