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Gibraltar Public Services Ombudsman - term of office

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The OA is pleased to see that the Gibraltar Government has now put forward a candidate for the position of Gibraltar Public Services Ombudsman, which has been vacant for over a year since Dilip Dayaram Tirathdas' retirement.

Whilst it is a positive development that this crucial office in holding the Gibraltar Government to account will now be filled, it is disappointing that the proposed term of office is only 3 years.

We urge the Gibraltar Government and the Gibraltar Parliament to ensure that the Ombudsman's term of office is a minimum of 5 years in order to comply both with international best practice and our membership criteria regarding independence.

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