“In May 2016, the SCA noted that the existing Law does not explicitly mandate the NCHRF to encourage ratification or accession to international human rights instruments. 

The SCA is of the view that encouraging ratification of, or accession to, international human rights instruments is a key function of an NHRI. 

The SCA notes that the NCHRF has proposed amendments in its draft law to address this issue. The SCA encourages the NCHRF to continue to advocate for the passage of these amendments.”