Human Rights Monitoring and Reporting

Today the fundamental rights of South Africans are enshrined in our Constitution under the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights is a cornerstone of democracy in South Africa. It enshrines the rights of all people in the country and affirms the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom.

We have a responsibility

Promotion of and defending the Constitution


written and oral submissions to parliament on draft legislation;

the writing of legal opinions and analyses;

the production of numerous articles on constitutional issues;

participation in radio and TV interviews;

the publishing of its annual Human Rights Report Card;

the provision of assistance to the public on constitutional questions;

strategic litigation against hate speech;

human rights monitoring and reporting to the South African Human Rights Commission;

liaison with civil society organisations;

hosting constitutional education workshops at schools and at Salesian Life Choices; and

hosting job-shadowing programmes.

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We’re committed to providing regular communications on topical issues and participating in the national debates