“The SCA acknowledges that the HREIT provided some information in relation to its activities and efforts to address human rights violations relating to human rights defenders, freedom of expression, anti-terrorism legislation and gender-based violence. The SCA recommends that the HREIT strengthens its efforts to address all human rights violations and to conduct follow-up activities to ensure that the State upholds its protection obligations. The SCA further recommends the HREIT to ensure that its positions on these issues are made publicly available, as this will assist in promoting GANHRI Sub-Committee on Accreditation Report – October 2022 9 and protecting human rights, while also strengthening the credibility and accessibility of the institution for all people in Turkey. An NHRI’s mandate should be interpreted in a broad, liberal, and purposive manner to promote a progressive definition of human rights, which includes all rights set out in international, regional, and domestic instruments. NHRIs are expected 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.”