“Regular and constructive engagement with all relevant stakeholders is essential for an NHRI to effectively fulfil its mandate. Broad engagement with all stakeholders improves the effectiveness of an NHRI in implementing its mandate to promote and protect human rights by providing a better understanding of: the breadth of human rights issues across the state; the different impact of such issues based on social, cultural, geographic and other factors; gaps; priorities; and implementation strategies.

The SCA encourages the Ombudsman to develop, enhance and formalize relationships and cooperation with other domestic institutions established for the promotion and protection of human rights, including civil society and human rights defenders.”