“The PDHJ is a single member NHRI. In such institutions, the SCA considers that there are diverse models for ensuring pluralism in its composition, such as by ensuring a diverse staff complement or by cooperating with diverse societal groups.

Pluralism and diversity in the membership and staff of an NHRI facilitates its appreciation of, and capacity to engage on, all human rights issues affecting the society in which it operates. In addition, it promotes the accessibility of the NHRI for all people in Timor-Leste.

The SCA encourages the PDHJ to continue to ensure pluralism and diversity through its staff complement and cooperation with civil society.”