“The OPA reports to have developed a framework to independently monitor the implementation by government of the National Human Rights Action Plan in cooperation with other human rights bodies, including civil society. The SCA welcomes this initiative. 

In fulfilling its protection mandate, an NHRI must not only monitor, investigate and report on the human rights situation in the country, it should also undertake rigorous and systematic follow-up activities to promote and advocate for the implementation of its recommendations and findings, and the protection of those whose rights were found to be violated. 

Public authorities are encouraged to respond to recommendations from NHRIs in a timely manner, and to provide detailed information on practical and systematic follow-up action, as appropriate, to the NHRI’s recommendations. 

The SCA encourages the OPA to continue to monitor the implementation of the National Action Plan, as well as its other recommendations.”