The Cayman Islands Human
Rights Commission has announced the launch of their website.
“This marks a step forward
in the Commission’s work,” said Chairman Richard Coles. “ While fulfilling our
public education mandate, the launch also provides a primary avenue to stay
connected with the public.”
The website enables users to
access information on the commission, including policies and procedures it
adopts. In the interest of transparency, the content also contains minutes of
its meetings, responses to public and media enquiries and copies of
correspondence with government officials.
Also found on the new
website are extensive explanations of the different types of human rights infringements,
complaints and breaches that will be heard by the commission, as well as
procedures for filing such complaints.
The commission will
regularly update the website to expand its educational material. A major focus
will be an interactive educational section intended for youngsters.
“We hope that the website
will become a major source for learning about the commission and the Bill of
Rights and we will appreciate feedback on the content,” Mr. Coles said.
The commission is tasked
with promoting the observance and understanding of human rights. It was
established under Section 116 of the Cayman Islands Constitution Order 2009.
The country’s new Constitution was adopted eight months ago.
The Constitutional Bill of
Rights will come into effect in the Cayman Islands in November 2012.
For more information about
the Human Rights Commission, visit www.humanrightscommission.ky or contact the
Commissions Secretariat on 244-3685, or by faxing 945-8649.