Source: Coalition of South African NGOs
This Shadow Report to the South Africa State report to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) is submitted as a joint report by a coalition of Civil Society Organisations working in South Africa on various thematic areas pertaining to human rights and the African systems. As a coalition, we commend the Government of South Africa (GOVSA) for finally submitting its State Report on the implementation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR). We commend efforts made by the GOVSA to make the process of preparing this report inclusive of CSOs in the drafting process. We also congratulate the government for complying with the new reporting guidelines for the African Commission by incorporating Part B of the report on the implementation of Maputo Protocol towards ensuring the protection of the rights of Women in the country.