“The EHRC informed the SCA that it has secured unchanged budget allocation for the 2022-2023 financial year. In addition, the EHRC informs that a separate ring-fenced budget line would enhance its financial autonomy.  

The SCA is of the view that government funding should be allocated to a separate budget line applicable only to the NHRI. Such funding should be regularly released and in a manner that does not adversely affect its functions, day-to-day management and retention of staff.  

The SCA recommends that the EHRC continues its efforts to advocate for a separate ring-fenced budget line to enhance its financial autonomy.”