“The SCA reiterates its concern that according to Sections 6(1) and 7 of the DIMGR Law, the members of the Board of Directors are appointed for a renewable period of four years, and that the term limits are not defined in the legislation, leaving open the possibility of unlimited tenure. 

The SCA reiterates its view that to promote institutional independence, it would be preferable for the term of office to be limited to one reappointment. The SCA encourages the GIHR to continue to advocate for amendments to its enabling law to provide for such a limit for the reappointment of the members of the Board of Directors. 

The SCA refers to Paris Principle B.3 and to its General Observation 2.2 on ‘Full-time members of an NHRI’.”