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Promoting the Effectiveness of Democracy Protection Institutions in Southern Africa The Malawi Human Rights Commission and the Office of the Ombudsman

"The dawn of the multiparty dispensation in Malawi in 1994 brought about liberal Constitution, which, among other things, created a number of independent bodies, otherwise named watchdog bodies, whose purpose was to safeguard the road to democracy...

Promoting the Effectiveness of Democracy Protection Institutions in Southern Africa The Ombudsman and the National Human Rights Commission of Mauritius

"This report, commissioned by EISA is an assessment of two democracy protection institutions (DPIs) in Mauritius, namely the Ombudsman and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The report examines the Ombudsman, whose role and functions are...

Promoting the Effectiveness of Democracy Protection Institutions in Southern Africa The Commission for Investigations and the Permanent Human Rights Commission in Zambia

"The study was undertaken with the aim of establishing through investigative field research the practical realities that pertain to the two institutions and to establish whether they are fulfilling their mandates. In Zambia, the research focused o...

Promoting the Effectiveness of Democracy Protection Institutions in Southern Africa The Case of the Office of the Ombudsman in Namibia

"This paper has argued that constitutional provisions underpin the independence of the Office of the Ombudsman in Namibia, an independence reinforced by the Ombudsman Act. Thus, both the Constitution and the Act can be regarded as appropriate too...

Promoting the Effectiveness of Democracy Protection Institutions in Southern Africa Office of the Ombudsman in Botswana

"This research explores the performance and effectiveness of the Office of the Ombudsman in Botswana, which is one of the country’s democracy protection institutions (DPIs). The office was established in 1995 through an Act of Parliament to inves...

Promoting the Effectiveness of Democracy Protection Institutions in Southern Africa - South Africa's Public Protector and the Human Rights Commision

"The primary object of the study was to evaluate progress in the advancement and protection of democracy and constitutional rights through the work of selected state institutions established to fulfil these functions. Empirical research was conduc...

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