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South African Human Rights Commission Blog by Joshua Scanlon, 17 March 2011

The South African Human Rights Commission is a “Chapter Nine” body, or independent agency, under the South African Constitution. This means that it answers only to Parliament, similar to the Office of the Public Protector that we visited earlier in the week. The Commission, however, has a much broader mandate. While the Public Protector can…
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