“Article 12 of the Law states that members are appointed by presidential decree for a four (4) year term, renewable. The Law is silent on the number of times that a member, other than the Chairperson, can be re-appointed.

As a good practice, the SCA considers it preferable that the enabling law of an NHRI limits the possibility of renewal to one additional term. The SCA encourages the CNDH to advocate for amendment to the law to provide for such a limitation.

The SCA encourages the CNDH to advocate for an amendment to its enabling law to provide that the term of office of the members is renewable once.”