“Article 16(6) of the Law states that the Deputy Provedor shall be removed from office by the Provedor. While the Law does not provide further details on the dismissal process, the SCA acknowledges that PDHJ has developed a Provedor Dispatch establishing the procedures regarding the dismissal of the Deputy Provedor, and is in the process of proposing amendments to its enabling law to incorporate these provisions.

It is the view of the SCA that provisions relating to dismissal of members of the governing body of an NHRI can be appropriately contained in legislation, regulation, or another binding administrative guideline. In this instance, security of tenure for the Deputy Provedor would be further strengthened through an amendment to Article 16(6) of the Law.”