“In accordance with Article 591 3 of the Constitution, the People’s Advocate is appointed by Parliament by a simple majority vote of the elected members of Parliament. 

The SCA acknowledges that the OPA reports that, in practice, its selection and appointment process is transparent and participatory, and that civil society can participate in the process both by submitting names of candidates and by offering comments to the Special Parliamentary Commission regarding candidates. 

The SCA notes that the OPA is advocating for amendments to its enabling law to include a provision stating that the OPA shall be appointed by the Parliament with an absolute majority vote based on a transparent and participatory selection process. 

The SCA encourages the OPA to continue to advocate for passage of this amendment.”