Date: March 31, 2022

Universal Periodic Review – Human Rights Delayed

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of South Africa in November 2022. The submission evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to South Africa in its previous UPR, including in relation to gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health, education and business and human rights.

It also assesses the national human rights framework with regard to new laws introduced during the period under review, compliance with Special Procedures, and the resourcing of the South African Human Rights Commission.

Amnesty International South Africa is concerned about the high levels of gender-based violence, restrictions on sexual and reproductive health services, poor standards of school infrastructure, and non-compliance of mining companies with legal obligations.