“The SCA acknowledges the concerns raised by several civil society organizations and in public records on the will of the EHRC to effectively and independently address human rights issues, including the rights of LGBTI people, migrants and asylum seekers.
The SCA acknowledges that the EHRC provided information concerning its activities and efforts to address human rights issues.
The SCA is of the view that it is vitally important that all the findings and recommendations of the NHRI be publicly available as this increases the transparency and public accountability of the NHRI. The SCA emphasizes that an NHRI’s mandate should 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.
The SCA recommends that the EHRC address key human rights issues in an independent, effective, public and transparent manner, in particular in relations to the promotion and protection of the rights of LGBTI people, migrants and asylum seekers, persons with disabilities, as well as issues related to racial discrimination, in line with international human rights standards.”