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Human Rights Commision

Botswana does not have a Human Rights Commission as yet. Efforts are under way to see to it that one is established. A draft Cabinet Memorandum has been submitted for consideration by Cabinet on the subject. Once up and running the Human Rights Commission will perform the following functions;

•  Ensure compliance with ratified human rights instruments
•  Prepare Botswana’s state reports to specific human rights instruments as part of obligations
•  Address issues relating to domestication of ratified instruments
•  Stepping up public education on human rights issues
•  Attend to and dealing with complaints from members of the public who feel that their human rights have been violated in one way or the other.

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