“The SCA received information that the PDHJ would benefit from additional funding to effectively carry out the full breadth of its mandate.

The SCA emphasises that, to function effectively, an NHRI, must be provided with an appropriate level of funding in order to guarantee its ability to freely determine its priorities and activities. In particular, adequate funding should, to a reasonable degree, ensure the gradual and progressive realisation of improvement in the NHRI’s operations and the fulfilment of its mandate.

While the SCA acknowledges that the PDHJ reports to have sufficient funding, it encourages the PDHJ to continue to advocate for an appropriate level of funding to enable it effectively fulfil its mandate, especially its protection activities, and in particular monitoring places of detention.”