June 20, 2021 - Raksha Semnarayan joins ICHRRF as Director of Outreach for South Africa
Mrs. Raksha Semnarayan, Esq., recently joined the ICHRRF Executive Team as Director of Outreach for South Africa. She had earlier worked with ICHRRF and presented a lecture on the human rights situation in South Africa. She comes to us with extensive legal and constitutional experience in South Africa.
Raksha Singh Semnarayan is an Admitted Attorney In the High Court of South Africa. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Laws, Masters of Law and Masters of Business Administration degrees. She was passionate about human rights since her youth and made submissions to the Constitutional Assembly which was tasked with drafting the first democratic Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. Raksha’s submissions were on behalf of various religious and social justice organizations and advocated for the Constitution to uphold religious freedom and other human rights; to not create one religion superior to others; to create Statutory Bodies that protected religious and human rights and freedom and other similar issues. In recognition for her contribution, Raksha was invited to the inauguration of the Constitution Ceremony in Parliament in 1996 Most of her input was accepted and included in the Constitution.