“The SCA acknowledges that the OPC has a broad mandate to promote and protect human rights, and that it exercises this mandate in practice. However, its mandate does not extend to human rights violations resulting from the acts and omissions of private entities.

An NHRI’s mandate should be interpreted in a broad, liberal and purposive manner to promote a progressive definition of human rights, which includes all rights set out in international, regional and domestic instruments, including economic, social and cultural rights. Specifically, the mandate should extend to the acts and omissions of both the public and private sectors.”