Namibia Namibia: Initial Report, 1992-1997

Periodic Report

Period Covered:1992 - 1997
Date Submitted: 1 October 1997
Session Considered:23rd Ordinary Session
20 - 29 April 1998. Banjul, Gambia

Part I is an introduction to Namibia, with particular attention to Demographic characteristics, General political structure and the General legal framework within which human rights are protected.

Part II contains a description of the substantive rights, recognised under relevant articles of the Charter.

This Report was compiled by the Ministry of Justice with inputs from members of the Interministerial Committee on Human Rights whose membership is drawn from staff of government ministries and other agencies and from the University of Namibia. Both the Legal Assistance Centre and the Human Rights Documentation Centre of the University of Namibia received the original draft for their comments.

With annexes: National Policy on Labour and Manpower Development, document presented to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child regarding the implementation of the Convention, statistics, Married Persons Equality Act of 1996.

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