“In November 2017, the SCA noted that the Ombudsperson is elected for a five (5) year term, and that the Law is silent on the number of times that an individual can be re-elected.

As a good practice, the SCA considers it preferable that the enabling law of an NHRI limits the possibility of re-election to one additional term. The SCA encourages the PDDH to advocate for amendment to the law to provide for such a limitation.

The SCA continues to encourage the PDDH to advocate for an amendment to its enabling law to provide that the term of office of the Ombudsperson is renewable once.”