“In accordance with article 2.1 of the Law, the Defensor is appointed for a five (5) year term. The Law is silent on the number of times that an individual can be re-elected.
The SCA acknowledges that the DPS reports that, generally, the Defensor is not 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 DPS to advocate for amendment to the law to provide for such a limitation.”