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

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.

The SCA encourages the NHRCT to conduct rigorous follow-up activities to ensure that public authorities are aware of its recommendations, to encourage their implementation, and to monitor and report on the extent to which they have been implemented.”