“Article 4 (16) of the INCHR Law requires the INCHR to prepare and submit annual reports to the heads of the three branches of Government. However, the law is silent on whether annual and thematic reports are discussed in the Parliament.  

The SCA considers it important that the enabling law establish a process whereby the NHRI’s reports are required to be publicly circulated, tabled, discussed and considered by the legislature. The SCA recommends that the INCHR advocate for the appropriate amendment to its enabling law to ensure that the Parliament discusses and considers its annual, special, and thematic reports.”