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Deputy Minister Jeffery to deliver Keynote Address at consultative workshop on South Africa’s obligations in terms of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)

06 February 2022

The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr John Jeffery, will deliver the keynote address on South Africa’s implementation and responses to the Concluding Observations and recommendations issued by the United Nations’ Committee on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights helps government measure whether its domestic laws, policies and programmes comply with international obligations in terms of socio-economic and cultural rights.

In October 2018 a South African government delegation appeared before the UN Committee in Geneva. The UN Committee then issued its Concluding Observations and recommendations on where and how government could improve on the implementation of these rights. These recommendations provide a valuable opportunity for governments to re-evaluate their progress in the area of socio-economic and cultural rights.

In order to monitor progress on the implementation of the Concluding Observations and to prepare for the next country report which is due next year, a consultative workshop is being held with a number of key government departments, Chapter 9 bodies and civil society organizations.

The workshop is co-hosted by the South African Human Rights Commission and the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.

The members of the media are invited as follows:
DATE : 07 February 2022
TIME : 08H00
MS TEAMS LINK : Click here to join the meeting

Issued by the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services

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