“In accordance with article 19(2) of the existing Law, the annual report of the NCHRF is submitted to the President, the President of the National Assembly and the President of the Senate. 

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. It encourages the NCHFR to advocate for amendments to the enabling law to require its annual report to be tabled and discussed in Parliament. 

The SCA notes that, while the NCHRF has proposed amendments to article 19 of the Law, these amendments do not appear to address the SCA’s concern that the report is not directly tabled or discussed in Parliament.”