“The DPP’s engagement with regional and international human rights systems has been limited. The SCA highlights that effective cooperation with regional and international human rights systems may include:
- submitting alternative reports to the Universal Periodic Review and Treaty Bodies;
- making statements during debates before review bodies and the Human Rights Council;
- supporting, facilitating and contributing to country visits by United Nations experts, including special procedures mandate holders, treaty bodies, fact finding missions and commissions of inquiry; and
- monitoring and promoting the implementation of recommendations originating from regional and international human rights systems.
The SCA refers to Paris Principle A.3 (d) and (e) and to its General Observation 1.4 on ‘Interaction with the international human rights system’. The SCA encourages the DPP seek assistance from OHCHR, GANHRI and RINDHCA to address the issues noted above.”