“In November 2017, the SCA noted that the law is silent on the requirement for pluralism and diversity in the composition of the PDDH. 

The SCA acknowledges that the PDDH reports that its membership and staff complement are reflective of the principles of pluralism and diversity. 

As a good practice, the SCA is of the view that the enabling law of an NHRI should include a requirement to ensure pluralism and diversity, as this facilitates its appreciation of, and capacity to engage on, all human rights issues affecting the society in which it operates. In addition, it promotes the accessibility of the NHRI for all people in Nicaragua. 

The SCA continues to encourage the PDDH to advocate for the inclusion in its enabling law of an explicit requirement to ensure that its composition is broadly reflective of all of the segments of society.”