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Deputy Minister Jeffery to address stakeholders on International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights

21 September 2015

The Deputy Minister of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, John Jeffery, MP, will address a national workshop on the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). The purpose of the workshop is to develop an implementation framework for the ICESCR which was ratified by South Africa on 12 January 2015. The workshop will provide an in-depth overview of the ICESCR and the obligations on the State Party as well as the linkages with National Development Plan amongst others.

The South African Human Rights Commission, Foundation for Human Rights, Department of International Relations and Corporation and the Non-Governmental Organisation Coalition will be among the participants during the workshop.

Members of the media are invited for the opening address as follows.

Date:                   21 September 2015
Venue:                Midrand Conference Centre 
Time:                  09h00  

For media confirmations please contact Solly Kganyago on Cell 083 499 8243 or skganyago@justice.gov.za

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development  

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