“Publicly available information indicates that there is ongoing conflict amongst the members of the INCHR, which may have affected the INCHR’s ability to conduct its mandate and its perceived credibility.
The SCA acknowledges the response of the INCHR that the situation has not affected its operations and that it is currently working to finalise its quarterly report and outstanding public inquiry report. However, the SCA remains concerned that the INCHR has not finalised its new strategic plan since the appointment of the current board of Commissioners. In addition, the SCA notes information from the INCHR that conflict within the Board of Commissioners has previously occurred and civil society organizations have assisted in mediating the conflict.
The SCA is of the view that the INCHR has not provided sufficient information on how the internal conflict has been resolved in a way that does not affect the institution’s effectiveness and credibility.”