“The CHRP reported some challenges in its engagement with parts of the Government in relation to recommendations and other communications from the CHRP on certain human rights issues. NHRIs, as part of their mandate to promote and protect human rights, should undertake follow up action on recommendations and should publicize detailed information on the measures taken, or not taken, by public authorities in implementing specific recommendations or decisions. 

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 have been 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 recommends that the CHRP continues its efforts to conduct follow-up activities to ensure that the State responds to its recommendations and upholds its protection obligations. 

The SCA refers to Paris Principles A.3(a), C(c), and D(d) and to its General Observation 1.6 on ‘Recommendations by NHRIs’.”