The information contained in the report covers the period from 2002 until 2009, and it represents the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Periodic Report of Namibia.
The report consists of the introductory section which includes information on the reporting methodology; it then provides information and responses to the African Commission’s concluding observations and their recommendations which they made following their visits to Namibia during 2000 (regarding indigenous populations) and 2005 (regarding the prison system).
Part I of the report contains a brief description of the general legal framework within which the civil and political rights are protected. Part II of the report provides information on the substantive rights recognised under relevant articles of the Charter and the measures taken to implement them.
"In order to meet and respect her international obligations, Namibia established an Inter-Ministerial Committee on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, which consists of all Ministries the nature of whose mandate implicates human rights issues. The operations of the Committee are coordinated by the Ministry of Justice. This report was prepared and compiled by the Ministry of Justice based on information received from all Government Ministries, research information and reports from relevant non-governmental organizations (NGO’s)."