“Articles 131(36) of the Constitution and 49 of the Law state that the PDDH shall submit annual reports on its activities to the Parliament. However, the law is silent on whether annual and special reports are discussed in the Parliament.

The SCA considers it important that the enabling law establish a process whereby the NHRI’s reports are required to be publicly circulated, tabled, discussed and considered by the legislature.

The SCA encourages the PDDH to advocate for the appropriate amendment to its enabling law to ensure that the Parliament discusses and considers its annual, special, and thematic reports.”