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Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, A/HRC/23/47/Add.5, 27 May 2013: South Africa

(a) JAL 28/06/2012 Case No. ZAF 2/2012 Alleged killing of a LGBTI rights defender.

Character of reply: no response

General observations:

91. The Special Rapporteur regrets that the Government of South Africa has as of yet not provided a response to either of the communications sent. The Special Rapporteur is pleased to be informed that a commission of inquiry has been established concerning the mass killings of 34 mineworkers and would appreciate confirmation in this regard from the Government. The Special Rapporteur urges the Government of South Africa to provide substantive responses to the aforementioned communications.

Link to full text of the report: Report-SREJE-Communications and replies-2013-eng-fra-esp

Link to Special Rapporteur’s correspondence with the State: Correspondence-SR-South Africa-2-2012-eng