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South African Human Rights Commission Act, 2013

Government of South Africa Country Resources Human Rights Legislation South Africa 22 January 2014 Legislation/regulation human rights

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South African Human Rights Commission Act (Act No. 40 of 2013)

This Act intends to provide for the composition, powers, functions and functioning of the South African Human Rights Commission; to provide for the repeal of the Human Rights Commission Act, 1994; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

The objects of the Commission are:
a) to promote respect for human rights and a culture of human rights;
b) to promote the protection, development and attainment of human rights; and
c) to monitor and assess the observance of human rights in the Republic.


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