“The Constitution and the Law do not explicitly mandate the DPP with responsibility to promote human rights. The SCA notes, however, that in practice the DPP undertakes promotional activities.
The SCA is of the view that an NHRI should be legislatively mandated with specific functions to both promote and protect human rights. It understands ‘promotion’ to include those functions which seek to create a society where human rights are more broadly understood and respected. Such functions may include education, training, advocacy, public outreach and advocacy.
The SCA encourages the DPP to advocate for legislative amendments to more clearly establish a broad mandate to both protect and promote human rights.”