The Seychelles Human Rights Commission is a self-governing, neutral and independent national human rights institution, being a statutory authority whose role is to promote and protect human rights. The institution is set up to carry out its mandate under the Seychelles Human Rights Commission Act 2018 (Act 7 of 2018) (“the Act”).
The Commission is led by 5 Commissioners, consisting of a Chairperson a Deputy Chairperson, and 3 Commissioners. The Commissioners applied for the posts advertised in the local media and were interviewed by the Constitutional Appointments Authority. Suitable candidates were recommended, and Commissioners were appointed by the President of the Republic in 2019 for a period of 5 years. Such a process allows the Commission to be a pluralistic representation of the Seychelles society.
The Commission is assisted by qualified staff led by a Chief Executive Officer to implement its mandate.