Reform of the human rights system is a vital and significant challenge for government and society. The formulation of problems and the potential for reform in such a complex system must carefully balance all factors and the concerns and needs of all stakeholders. Change must only be undertaken with full awareness of possible consequences. Many different changes have been suggested: it is difficult to determine which of these will truly maximize outcomes for the benefit of all.
An essential part of effective change is an open process that involves wide and diverse public consultation. All interested parties must have an opportunity to provide input, and all decisions must be made in an open and transparent fashion.