Human Rights Committee (HRC)
AND PRESENT STATUS
South Africa is a State Party to the International
Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The Covenant makes provision for the establishment
of an 18-member Human Rights Committee, which considers obligatory country reports
on measures adopted and progress made in achieving the observance of the rights
enshrined in the Covenant. The members of the committee are experts nominated
by States Parties, but serve in their personal capacity for a term of four years.
As a State Party to the Covenant, South Africa is entitled to vote for candidates
presented by other States Parties. South Africa currently has no representation
on the Committee. South Africa will participate in HRC elections for nine vacancies
that will take place in New York in September 2006.
AND COOPERATING ORGANISATIONS
Department of Justice and Constitutional