“The SCA acknowledges that the INDDHH has produced reports and statements, and has made recommendations to relevant authorities.

Annual, special, and thematic reports of NHRIs serve to highlight key national human rights concerns and provide the means by which these bodies can make recommendations to, and monitor respect for human rights by, public authorities.

In fulfilling its protection mandate, an NHRI must not only monitor, investigate, publish, 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 for the protection of those whose rights were found to be violated.

In that regard, the SCA emphasizes the importance of ensuring a constructive relationship between the INDDHH and the State authorities, including the Government, the General Assembly and the judiciary. The SCA encourages the INDDHH to conduct follow-up activities to monitor the extent to which its recommendations have been implemented.

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.”