“Further, the NHRC reports the establishment of an Independent Police Complaints Commission in 2016 with the mandate to, inter alia, handle complaints against police officers acting in the course of their duties. The SCA is of the view that the NHRC should develop, formalize and maintain working relationships, as appropriate, with this commission and domestic institutions established for the promotion and protection of human rights.

The SCA emphasizes that regular and constructive engagement with all relevant stakeholders is essential for NHRIs to effectively fulfil their mandate. The SCA encourages the NHRC to continue and strengthen its cooperation with national Commission in charge of police brutality and other bodies.”