“Article 16(1) and (2) of the Law stipulates that the Provedor may appoint two (2) or more Deputies for a renewable period of 4 years ‘on the basis of transparent and objective criteria, giving consideration, notably, to their integrity, independence, impartiality and qualifications’.

The SCA acknowledges that PDHJ has developed a Provedor Dispatch establishing the procedures regarding appointment criteria for the Deputies, and that this is a binding administrative guideline.

The SCA is of the view that this is sufficient for the purpose of Paris Principles compliance. However, in the interest of clarity and transparency, the SCA encourages the PDHJ to continue to advocate for formalization of the selection criteria in its enabling law.”