“While the current budget of the DPP is relatively stable, the DPP notes that such budget is not sufficient for the upscale of implementation of the full breadth of the institution’s mandate.

 The SCA emphasizes that, to function effectively, an NHRI must be provided with an appropriate level of funding in order to guarantee its ability to freely determine its priorities and activities. In particular, adequate funding should, to a reasonable degree, ensure the gradual and progressive realization of improvement in the NHRI’s operations and the fulfilment of its mandate.

The SCA encourages the DPP to continue to advocate for an appropriate level of funding to carry out the full breadth of its mandate.

The SCA refers to Paris Principle B.2 and to its General Observation 1.10 on ‘Adequate funding’.”