“While acknowledging that the CNIDH’s budget has increased in 2020, the SCA encourages the CNIDH to continue to advocate for additional funding to ensure that it can effectively carry out the full breadth of its mandate, particularly in view of its efforts to engage more with civil society and public authorities.

The SCA emphasizes that, to function effectively, an NHRI must be provided with an appropriate level of funding in order to guarantee its ability to freely determine its priorities and activities. In particular, adequate funding should, to a reasonable degree, ensure the gradual and progressive realization of improvement in the NHRI’s operations and the fulfilment of its mandate.”