1The Deputy High Justice Inspector shall exercise all the competences of the High Justice Inspector in the absence of the latter, or when his/her position is temporarily vacant, except for the competence provided for in Article 204, paragraph 1, letter “c” of this Law.
2The Deputy High Justice Inspector shall be appointed by the High Justice Inspector within 30 days after the election of the latter, after having received the opinion of the General Meeting of Inspectors, from among the inspectors who have at least 3 years of work experience as inspector and who have been evaluated at least "very good" in the latest ethical and professional performance evaluation as inspector.
3The Deputy High Justice Inspector shall hold office for a period of two years with the right to be reappointed only once.
4In case the Deputy High Justice Inspector faces a legal impediment to perform his/her duties, is imposed a disciplinary measure or is removed from the office of the inspector, he/she shall be immediately replaced in accordance with the criteria, procedures and deadlines set out in this Article.
5The General Meeting of Inspectors shall, upon the proposal of the High Justice Inspector, adopt by decision more detailed rules on the procedure for electing the Deputy Justice Inspector and the fashion of assuming his/her competences.