“As noted above, the SCA provided an opportunity for the PCRS to respond to specific issues of concern. It acknowledges that the PCRS did provide some information as follows:

  • With respect to socio-economic rights, the PCRS provided information that most of the individual complaints received are in this area. The PCRS indicated that more socio-economic experts are needed, as well as better relations with local authorities and more field visits. The PCRS reported that there is a general increase and high rate of recommendations accepted by authorities relating to its expedited control investigations, including those of the NPM. […]

The SCA is of the view that the information provided by the PCRS is insufficient to establish that it effectively addresses all human rights issues.”