On 15 June 2011, the South African Coalition for Transitional Justice received an acknowledgement of its submission on the draft reparations regulations presently open for public comment. The acknowledgement of receipt suggests that the submission will be used to review and to strengthen the regulations where this is feasible.
While we appreciate receiving an acknowledgement of receipt of the comments of the SACTJ, we are deeply concerned that there is no response to our request for an urgent meeting to discuss the submissions prior to any finalisation of regulations by the DOJ.
We are humbly requesting that this meeting take place prior to any finalisation of regulations and we would deeply appreciate a response to this request within the coming 7 days. Please find the response from Dr Jobson on behalf of the SACTJ below:
The Annexure Request Forms are unnecessarily complicated to complete; these complex administrative procedures may adversely affect many victims. While the medical benefits regulations specifically provide…