EHRC Posts

St Helena Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) becomes the first British Overseas Territories (BOT) to become a member of the Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (CFNHRI)

The Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions is a member-led network of human rights institutions, ombudsmen, and public defenders who protect, promote and advance human rights in their respective countries. Through shared expertise and collaboration they are working to ensure a Commonwealth in which the rights of all our 2.4 billion citizens are respected,Continue reading “St Helena Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) becomes the first British Overseas Territories (BOT) to become a member of the Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (CFNHRI)”

Open Letter Regarding Political Governance Review

PWSD Yard, the Castle, Jamestown, St Helena Tel: 22133 Email: catherine@humanrightssthelena.org 9th March 2021 Dear Councillor From the beginning the Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has welcomed the review of the governance of St Helena and has understood the drivers for change. In particular, the EHRC is keen to see a more open, transparentContinue reading “Open Letter Regarding Political Governance Review”

EHRC Review and Recommendations of the New Immigration Policy

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has reviewed this legislation and have submitted their views as part of the consultation process. The Equality and Human Rights Commission welcomes and supports the stated aims of: Increased economic growth  Filling job vacancies in jobs where there is a local skill shortage and in particular nurses, doctors, teachersContinue reading “EHRC Review and Recommendations of the New Immigration Policy”

BLACK HISTORY MATTERS

Peggy King Jorde is a Cultural Projects Consultant combining more than 30 years of experience in architecture and historic preservation projects in New York City and beyond. In 1990, King Jorde was thrust into the limelight as a pivotal figure in the fight to protect a 17th century African Burial Ground for enslaved and freeContinue reading “BLACK HISTORY MATTERS”

DEMOCRACY on St Helena

Democracy is a Greek word which means “rule of the people”. It is a system of government in which the people exercise their power directly or (as it is in St Helena) they elect representatives from among themselves to form a governing body, such as a parliament or in our case a Council.  Democracy isContinue reading “DEMOCRACY on St Helena”

What are Human Rights?

What are Human Rights? Human rights are rights that we all have, simply because we are human beings. You can’t earn them nor can someone else give them to you. Human rights are rights that you have from the time you are born and throughout the rest of your life. Human rights cannot be givenContinue reading “What are Human Rights?”


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