“According to Section 8(6) of the IHCHR Amended Law, the members of the IHCHR serve a four-year term. The IHCHR Amended Law is silent on the number of times a member 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 re-appointment.

The SCA encourages the IHCHR’s to continue to advocate for amendments to its enabling law to provide for such limits on the term of office.”