Seychelles to get new Human Rights Commission after signing of bill

A new Human Rights Commission is soon to be created following the signing of the Bill 2018 by the President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, at State House on Thursday.

The Seychelles Human Rights Commission, which will operate independently of the Office of the Ombudsman, will serve to strengthen the framework for the protection of human rights.

At the signing ceremony, Jean-Paul Adam, the health minister who also presented the Bill to the National Assembly in April, said, “The reinforcement of this institution is very much in line with the priorities that President Danny Faure outlined to emphasise transparency and to give recourse to every citizen, no matter their background or their capacity. “

Adam added that the new commission will help citizens “be able to have their rights enforced throughout their lives, to have the support necessary, to have redress where they feel their right has been disrespected….
Source: Seychelles News Agency