SADC Human rights protection institutions

Updated August 2009

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Country Institution Legal basis
ANGOLA Office of the Ombudsman Constitution 1975, 142-144; Law 4/06; Law 5/06
BOTSWANA Office of the Ombudsman Ombudsman Act of 1995
DRC National Observatory of Human Rights (defunct) Law 04/20 of July 2004
LESOTHO Office of the Ombudsman Constitution 1993, 134; Ombudsman Act, 1996
MADAGASCAR National Commission on Human Rights (moribund) Constitution 1992
MALAWI Malawi Human Rights Commission Constitution 1994, 129-131; Human Rights Commission Act, 1998
Office of the Ombudsman Constitution 1994, 120-128; Ombudsman Act, 1996
MAURITIUS National Human Rights Commission Protection of Human Rights Act, 1998
Ombudsman's Office Constitution of the Republic of Mauritius 1966, 96-102; Ombudsman Act, 1969
MOZAMBIQUE Office of the Ombudsman (inoperative) Constitution 1990, 256
NAMIBIA Ombudsman Constitution 1990, 89-94; Ombudsman Act of 1990
SEYCHELLES Ombudsman Constitution 1993, 143, 144, Schedule 5
SOUTH AFRICA Public Protector Constitution 1996, 182, 183; Public Protector Act 23, 1994
South African Human Rights Commission Constitution 1996, 184-186; Human Rights Commission Act 54, 1994
SWAZILAND None -
TANZANIA Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance Constitution 1977, 129-131; Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance Act, 2001
ZAMBIA Permanent Human Rights Commission Constitution 1996, 125; Human Rights Commission Act, 1996
Commission for Investigations Constitution 1996, 90; Commission for Investigations Act, 1974
ZIMBABWE Ombudsman's Office Constitution 1980, 107, 108; Ombudsman Act, 1982