“The SCA notes that the DPE Organic Law (the Law) is silent on whether annual and special reports are discussed at the National Assembly.

The SCA considers it important that the enabling laws of an NHRI establishes a process whereby its reports are required to be discussed and considered by the legislature, to ensure that relevant public authorities properly consider its recommendations. The SCA encourages the DPE to advocate for the appropriate amendment to its enabling law to ensure that the National Assembly discusses and considers its annual, special, and thematic reports.”