“[…] Law provides for conflict of interest for the 3 full-time members of the Executive Bureau. However, the Law is silent on whether and how conflicts of interest are to be avoided for the 9 remaining part-time members.

The SCA notes that the Paris Principles require an NHRI to be independent from government in its structure, composition, decision-making and method of operation. The avoidance of conflicts of interest protects the reputation, and the real and perceived independence of an NHRI.

The SCA encourages the CNDH to advocate for the appropriate amendment to its establishing law to address conflicts of interest for all its members, including its part-time members.”