“The law does not explicitly require pluralistic composition of the DPRP. However, the SCA recognizes the efforts undertaken by DPRP to address pluralism including that it reports that out of the twelve (12) current directors, seven (7) are women, and that out of the eleven (11) regional branches chiefs, eight (8) are women. 

The SCA emphasizes that a diverse decision-making body facilitates the NHRI’s appreciation of, and capacity to engage on, all human rights issues affecting the society in which it operates, and promotes accessibility of the NHRI for all its citizens. 

Pluralism refers to broader representation of national society. Consideration must be given to ensuring pluralism in the context of gender, ethnicity or minority status. This includes ensuring the equitable participation of women in the NHRI. 

The SCA encourages the DPRP to take further steps to ensure pluralism, including by proposing amendments to its Law.”