“In accordance with Article 7 of the 2020 Decree Law (no. 20), the NHRC members serve a five-year term, renewable with no limitation on the number of terms. This leaves open the possibility for unlimited tenure. In order to promote institutional independence, the SCA is of the view that the term of office should be limited to a term of between three (3) and seven (7) years, with the option to renew once only.

The SCA strongly encourages the NHRC to advocate for amendments to its enabling law to provide for such limits on the term of office and reappointments.”