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Official twitter account of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
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SAHRCommission Feb 11
Media Invite: SAHRC Mpumalanga Office in collaboration with the Mpumalanga Department of Education, Enhlanzeni Region, to conduct information session on the right to safe environment in schools
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SAHRCommission Feb 11
high level meeting on the implementation of OPCAT and the establishment of NPM.
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SAHRCommission Feb 11
Replying to @SAHRCommission
Mandate of the millitary ombud is to receive complaints from members of the SANDF and the public, Lt Gen (Rt) Matanzima (Millitary Ombud SA)
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SAHRCommission Feb 11
Replying to @SAHRCommission
As oversight bodies, we have to cooperate and learn from each other, with a common understanding of concepts like ‘torture’ in order to combat it, Justice Johann van der Westhuizen, Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Servcies.
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SAHRCommission Feb 11
Replying to @DOJCD_ZA @EUinSA and 4 others
Systemic corruption is a human rights issue because it deprives people of their basic rights, Robert McBride (Executive Director - IPID),
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SAHRCommission Feb 11
Replying to @SAHRCommission
Police torture increasing, death in custody increasing, Robert McBride (Executive Director - IPID)
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SAHRCommission Feb 11
Replying to @SAHRCommission
There is a string link between corruption and police brutality, Robert McBride (Executive Director - IPID):
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SAHRCommission Feb 11
Replying to @DOJCD_ZA @EUinSA and 4 others
Fitting to be having these discussions on the anniversary of the release of former president Nelson Mandela and embracing the spirit of ‘never again’! Robert McBride, Executive Director, IPID TorturePrevention
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SAHRCommission Feb 11
Replying to @SAHRCommission
“Constitution has to be the starting point” Cooperation of all role-players will be needed. Trust and cooperation of inmates is also essential. Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services: Justice van der Westhuizen
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SAHRCommission Feb 11
Replying to @DOJCD_ZA @JhjSA and 5 others
Government is committed to ratifying OPCAT and designating an NPM under the auspices of the SAHRC. Deputy Minister , John Jeffery
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SAHRCommission Feb 11
Replying to @DOJCD_ZA @JhjSA and 5 others
Discussions will need to look at whether amendments are needed. What statutory powers are needed? Deputy Minister , John Jeffery
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SAHRCommission Feb 11
Process of ratification has begun and rises on the 20th of March and approval should be obtained before the end of term of the current parliarment. , John Jeffery
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SAHRCommission Feb 11
Replying to @DOJCD_ZA @JhjSA and 5 others
Government acknowledges that the NPM should have sufficient legislative protection. Deputy Minister , John Jeffery
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SAHRCommission Feb 11
Replying to @DOJCD_ZA @JhjSA and 5 others
Model takes into account the preventive nature of OPCAT. OPCAT limits the places to be visited by the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM). Deputy Minister , John Jeffery
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SAHRCommission Feb 11
Designation of the SAHRC as the National Preventive Mechanism was found to be the best model. Deputy Minister , John Jeffery
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SAHRCommission Feb 11
: South Africa signed OPCAT and its ratification is the only outstanding issue. SA has re-afffirmed its committment to ratify OPCAT, Deputy Minister , John Jeffery
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SAHRCommission Feb 11
Setting up of an NPM can contribite to enhance public trust in the system.
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SAHRCommission Feb 11
SAHRC hosting a high-level meeting in Cape Town on the implementation of Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and the establishment of a National Preventive Mechanism.
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SAHRCommission Feb 7
SAHRC Limpopo conducting an information session at the Martha Hofmeyer Older Person's Centre in Polokwane.
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SAHRCommission Feb 7
SAHRC in Limpopo hosted candidate attorneys for an informal training session on accessing Equality Courts and assisting complainants on human rights issues.
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