“The HRCSL reports the need to expand its programmatic interventions and informs that since 2016, there has been an increase in government funding allocated to the HRCSL. 

 The SCA notes 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 realization of improvement in the NHRIs operations and the fulfilment of its mandate. 

 The SCA recommends that the HRCSL continue to advocate for an adequate level of funding to allow it to effectively carry out the full breadth of its mandate.”