“The NIHRC informed the SCA that in practice their staff has a diverse representation in terms of gender balance, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and religious belief. The SCA notes that the NIHRC is taking steps towards improving the representation of persons with disabilities in its staff.
The SCA reiterates that pluralism and diversity in the membership and staff of an NHRI 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.
The SCA recommends that the NIHRC continue taking steps to ensure a pluralistic staff and advocating for pluralism, including minority representation, in its composition.
The SCA refers to Paris Principle B.1 and to its General Observation 1.7 on ‘Ensuring pluralism of the NHRI’.”