CASAC submission on SAHRC nominations

3 OCTOBER 2016

CASAC has provided the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services with profiles of all 81 candidates for the seven vacancies on the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).

This initiative forms part of CASAC’s campaign to promote public participation in the selection process for selecting additional members of the SAHRC, which plays a key role in ensuring compliance with the human rights set out in the South African Constitution.

CASAC’s submission was handed to the Portfolio Committee on Friday 30 September, the deadline for the public participation process.

The Committee will undertake a preliminary selection process, and recommend seven candidates to the General Assembly. It will start a short-listing process on 5 October, and interview short-listed candidates on 13 and 14 October. CASAC has expressed the hope that its submission would assist the Committee in the shortlising process.

To download the CASAC submission, click on the link below.

CASAC submission on SAHRC candidates (30 September 2016)

For CASAC’s full media statement on the submission, click on the link below.

CASAC media statement – Report on SAHRC nominees