“In accordance with Article 1(2) of the Law, the annual report of the CCDH is transmitted to Prime Minister who then transmits it to Parliament. The SCA acknowledges that the CCDH reports that its report is discussed by parliamentary committees. The CCDH also reported it is increasingly consulted by and engages with the Parliament on a variety of human rights issues.
The SCA reiterates it is important that the enabling laws of a NHRI establish a process whereby the institution’s reports are required to be widely circulated, discussed, and considered by the legislature. It is preferable for a NHRI to have explicit power to table reports directly in the legislature, rather than through the Executive, and in doing so to promote action on them.
The SCA encourages the CCDH to advocate for changes to its enabling law to provide the explicit power to table all reports directly in the legislature, rather than through the Executive. The SCA further encourages the CCDH to advocate for its reports to be discussed by Parliament.”