„While acknowledging that the budget of the NHRCM has increased, the SCA encourages it to continue to advocate for additional funding to ensure that it can effectively carry out the full breadth of its mandate, including its recent designation as National Protection Mechanism for human rights defenders. The SCA emphasizes that, to function effectively, an NHRI must be provided with an appropriate level of funding in order to guarantee its ability to freely determine its priorities and activities. In particular, adequate funding should, to a reasonable degree, ensure the gradual and progressive realization of improvement in the NHRI’s operations and the fulfilment of its mandates.“