“According to Chapter 2, article 3 of the Act, the Chancellor of Justice shall be elected for a 7-year term. The Act is silent on the number of times the Chancellor 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 (1) re-appointment.
The Chancellor of Justice reports that, in the past, re-appointment has not occurred. Nevertheless, the SCA encourages the Chancellor to advocate for amendments to its enabling law to provide for such limits on the term of office.”