“The SCA notes the NCHR broad interpretation of its mandate encompassing all facets of human rights and acknowledges its proactive approach in addressing violations, including on enforced disappearances, trafficking, migrant workers, and on economic, social, and cultural rights more broadly. The SCA also recognizes the manner in which the findings of the NCHR investigations into individual human rights violations have shaped and informed its work on addressing the systemic nature of such violations, through measures such as advocating for legislative reform or improvements to government policy and programs. The SCA acknowledges that the NCHR is operating in a challenging environment and encourages it to further its proactive efforts in the protection and promotion of all human rights, particularly civil and political rights.

The SCA refers to Paris Principles A.1, A.2 and A.3 and to its General Observation 1.2 on ‘Human Rights Mandate’.”