“Art.3(2) of the Law provides that the Ombudsman’s term is of 6 years. The Law is silent on the number of times the Ombudsman can be re-appointed, which leaves open the possibility of unlimited tenure. In order to promote institutional independence, the SCA is of the view that it would be preferable for the term of office to be limited to one (1) re-appointment.

The CAHR reports that, in the past, re-appointment has occurred only once. Nevertheless, the SCA encourages the CAHR to advocate for amendments to its enabling law to provide for such limits on the term of office.”