“The SCA acknowledges the improvements made by the NHRCT in following up on its recommendations, including through the establishment of a dedicated unit to follow up on the implementation of its recommendations. The SCA encourages the NHRI to continue to strengthen these efforts.

NHRIs, as part of their mandate to promote and protect human rights, should undertake follow-up action on recommendations contained in all reports it produces and should publicize detailed information on the measures taken or not taken by public authorities in implementing specific recommendations or decisions.

In fulfilling its protection mandate, an NHRI must not only monitor, investigate, and report on the human rights situation in the country, but 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. Public authorities are encouraged to respond to recommendations from NHRIs in a timely manner, and to provide detailed information on practical and systematic follow up action, as appropriate, to the NHRI’s recommendations.

The SCA encourages the NHRCT to conduct rigorous follow-up activities to ensure that public authorities are aware of its recommendations, to encourage their implementation, and to monitor and report on the extent to which they have been implemented.”