“The SCA acknowledges that the CHRAGG reports it has undertaken various activities to address human rights concerns around civil and political rights as well as economic, social, and cultural rights.
The SCA recommends that the CHRAGG strengthens its efforts to address all human rights violations including violence and discrimination against sexual minorities, and sexual and reproductive rights. NHRIs are required to promote and ensure respect for all human rights, democratic principles, and the strengthening of the rule of law in all circumstances, and without exception. Where serious violations of human rights are imminent, NHRIs are expected to conduct themselves with vigilance and independence. In fulfilling its protection mandate, an NHRI must not only monitor, investigate, and report on the human rights situation in the country, it should also undertake rigorous and systematic follow-up activities to promote and advocate for the implementation of its recommendations and findings, and the protection of those whose rights were found to be violated.
The SCA refers to Paris Principles A.1, A.2, A.3 and D(d) and to its General Observation 1.6 on ‘Recommendations by NHRIs.’”