The Commission on Human Rights and Public Administration is established by the Constitution of the Kingdom of Eswatini as a Commission with a three prong mandate as articulated in the Constitution of the Kingdom of Eswatini in Section 164 and 243 respectively. Section 163(1) establishes the Commission as a Commission on Human Rights and Public Administration. Section 243 further establishes the Commission as an Integrity Commission. The Commission is therefore a hybrid institution which not only performs the functions of a National Human Rights Institution but also Public Administration (Ombudsman) and Integrity Commission.
The Commission was formally launched in 2009 where six members were appointed to serve as Commissioners.
A just society in which the principles of human rights and good governance prevail.
We exist to promote and protect human rights, equitable access to public services for all and leadership that is accountable to all people.
Core Values And Principles
The values of the Commission are:
- Courage; and
The work of the Commission has been unpacked under 5 main objectives which are:
- Raising awareness, training and conducting research
- Investigate complaints and providing legal expertise
- Monitor and report on compliance with human rights
- Engaging with national , regional and international stakeholders
- Ensure integrity through asset declarations and implementation of Leadership Code of Conduct