The Constitution and Human Rights

The Namibian Constitution is a product of a struggle for sovereignty and human rights. This is reflected in the first provision, which states that Namibia is a –

     … sovereign, secular, democratic and unitary state founded upon the principles of democracy, the rule of law and justice for all.

It creates the three organs of state, namely the executive, the judiciary and the legislature. It also establishes the various service commissions; and defines state responsibilities and to obligations, succession to treaties, and the status of international law.

The Constitution also contains a Bill of Rights (Chapter 3: Fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms) that outlines fundamental human rights and freedoms, including the right to administrative justice. These rights and freedoms are protected and entrenched under relevant general provisions. ​​