“The SCA has noted that the term of the Ombudsman is not limited in the enabling law. Rather, the Constitution stipulates that the Ombudsman shall hold office until the age of 65 but the President may extend the retiring age of the Ombudsman to 70.

In practice, the SCA encourages that a term of between three (3) and seven (7) years with the option to renew once be provided for in the NHRI’s enabling law. The SCA encourages the Ombudsman to continue to advocate for amendments to its enabling law to provide for such a fixed term.”