Office of the Human Rights Commissioner

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Kasari Govender, KC, Human Rights Commissioner 

The Human Rights Commissioner is an independent officer of the Legislature appointed under the Human Rights Code and is responsible for protecting and promoting human rights.

The Commissioner’s responsibilities include: identifying and promoting the elimination of discriminatory practices, policies and programs; developing and delivering public information and education about human rights; undertaking and supporting research respecting human rights; examining the human rights implications of any policy, program or legislation; and promoting compliance with international human rights obligations. While the Commissioner may call an inquiry into broad human rights issues or systemic discrimination, the responsibility for screening and adjudicating individual and group complaints remains with the Human Rights Tribunal.

Contact Information 

 Office of the Human Rights Commissioner 

 toll-free 1-844-922-6472