“In May 2016, the SCA noted that the existing Law does not include a provision to address a situation where members have an actual or perceived conflict of interest.

The avoidance of conflicts of interest protects the reputation, and the real and perceived independence of, an NHRI. Members should be required to disclose conflicts of interest and to avoid participation on decisions where these arise.

The SCA notes that the NCHRF has proposed amendments to article 8 of its draft law to address conflicts of interest. These amendments would address the previously-stated concerns of the SCA. Accordingly, the SCA encourages the NCHRF to continue to advocate for the passage of these amendments.”