“According to Sections 6(1) and 7 of the DIMGR Law, the Board of Directors are appointed for a period of four years, renewable. However, the term limits of the Board of Directors are not defined in the legislation, which means there is no limitation on the number of terms they can serve. This leaves open the possibility for 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 reappointment. The SCA encourages the GIHR to advocate for amendments to its enabling law to provide for such limits on the term of office and reappointments.”