“Members of the Council of Human Rights and the Board of the DIHR are not full-time. The SCA is of the view that the enabling law of an NHRI should provide that members of its decision-making body include full-time remunerated members.

This assists in ensuring:

a) The independence of the NHRI free from actual or perceived conflict of interests;

b) A stable tenure for the members;

c) Regular and appropriate direction for staff; and

d) The ongoing and effective fulfilment of the NHRI’s functions.

The SCA encourages the DIHR to advocate for the amendment of its legislation to ensure that the decision-making body includes full-time members.”