“In accordance with article 34 of the Law, the annual report of IHROBH is distributed to a number of entities. In November 2016, the SCA noted that there is no requirement that the annual report is considered by, or discussed in, the relevant Parliaments.
The SCA considers it important that the enabling laws of an NHRI establish a process whereby its reports are required to be widely circulated, discussed and considered by the legislature, to ensure that its recommendations are properly considered, and to promote action on them. Accordingly, it is preferable for the enabling law of an NHRI provide that the legislature discuss and consider the reports of the NHRI, to ensure that its recommendations are properly considered, and to promote action on them.
The SCA recommends that the IHROBH advocate for the inclusion in its enabling law of a process whereby its reports are discussed and considered by the legislature.”