PARLIAMENT of Zimbabwe’s Committee on Standing Rules and Orders has called on the public to nominate persons to be considered for appointment to the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC).
The committee is mandated to nominate candidates for appointment by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to serve as Commissioners on the ZHRC as provided for in Chapter 13 Part 5 of the Constitution.
“Four vacancies will arise in the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission on 6th May, 2020, which is the expiry date of the term of office for four current Commissioners,” Parliament said in a statement.
“Accordingly, the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders is hereby calling on the Public to nominate persons to be considered for appointment to this Commission.”
The functions of the Commission are to promote awareness of and respect for human rights and freedoms at all levels of society, to promote the protection, development and attainment of human rights and freedoms and to monitor, assess and ensure observance of human rights and freedoms.
The Commission is also mandated to receive and consider complaints from the public and to take such action in regard to the complaints as the Commission considers appropriate.
“Members of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission must be chosen for their integrity and their knowledge and understanding of, and experience in, the promotion of human rights,” Parliament added.
“Nominations must be addressed to the Clerk of Parliament in sealed envelopes clearly marked with the name of the Commission. These may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, posted, or hand delivered.”