COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION / INTEGRITY

LODGE A COMPLAINT


Human Rights Mandate

The Commission on Human Rights & Public Administration/Integrity (CHRPA) has a broad human rights mandate to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms, as provided in the Bill of Rights under the Constitution of Eswatini Act No1, 2005 (Constitution).  CHRPA derives its human rights mandate from section 163 (1)(a) of the Constitution. In line with the Paris Principles, the Commission exists to promote and protect the human rights of all people within the Kingdom of Eswatini. This mandate is achieved through two thematic areas;

Promotion

The Commission undertakes awareness raising, research and advocacy to foster a human rights culture in Eswatini through the following activities;

Protection

In order to provide redress to victims of human rights violations, the Commission adopts the following strategies;

Research

CHRPA conducts;

Research on the domestic implementation of human rights norms and standards

Assess compliance of national legislation with human rights obligations

Contribute to Bills and policies

Undertakes studies on thematic areas of human rights

Matters outside Jurisdiction of the Commission

Who can lodge a complaint

  1. A person who has been violated
  2. A person acting on behalf of another
  3. A group of persons or organization

When to investigate

When to lodge a complaint

As soon as possible but not later than 12months from the date the alleged violation occurred.

How can one lodge a complaint

A complaint may be lodged by completing the electronic complaint form,  or physically at the CHRPA offices in Mbabane, Sibekelo Building, 4th Floor, South Wing.