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This was President Bukele’s insistence to create a Human Rights Commissioner position



Naive Bukele created the Human Rights Commissioner.  / Presidency.

Naive Bukele created the Human Rights Commissioner. / Presidency.

Among the considerations as to why the post of Presidential Commissioner for Human Rights and Freedom of Expression was created was that it was “necessary” to follow the recommendations of international human rights institutions, as stated in Executive Order No. 23. ” is included. President of the Republic, Naive Bucre.

The fifth edition of the Decree, published in the May 19 issue of the Official Gazette, states the need to maintain dialogue with the international community.

“There is a need to follow up on the implementation of recommendations to El Salvador by treaty bodies to which El Salvador is a party and by international human rights bodies competent in this regard, and to maintain an ongoing dialogue with El Salvador on this issue. an international community,” recital says.

Therefore, “in order to comply with the above,” we believe it necessary to create a Commission on Human Rights and Freedom of Expression in the President to support the powers and responsibilities of El Salvador’s state institutions in human rights matters. ing. In accordance with the Constitution of the Republic, international treaties and laws,” stipulated in the 6th Recital.

In a May 16 petition to approve the murder of police officers and the 14th extension of the state of emergency, Bukele and Justice and Public Security Minister Gustavo Villatro both criticized international organizations for defending the rights of gangs. .

Director’s Authority

The decree is dated May 19, 2023, but it was May 24 that the president’s office announced the appointment of Colombian Andrés Alberto Guzman Caballero.

Commissioners have the following powers:

1. Follow-up, consolidate and clarify executive branch programs and actions in the field of human rights and freedom of expression, with a focus on the digital environment.

2. Coordinate and clarify necessary actions between the Executive Branch and the Legislative Assembly, Judiciary, Public Ministries, Self-Governing Bodies and Local Authorities with respect to the promotion, dissemination and protection of human rights and freedoms. Expression.

3. Propose and support the development of projects that ensure full cybersecurity and improve connectivity and access to digital technologies so that all citizens can exercise their human rights and freedom of expression online.

4. Support the implementation and follow-up of commitments in the field of human rights stemming from national and international mechanisms for the protection of human rights. This includes all aspects of connectivity and privacy that ensure the rights of citizens in a secure manner.

5. Provide expert advice to the President and government on policies, laws, and regulations related to artificial intelligence and digital identity, and ensure that human rights and freedom of expression are considered in their design and implementation.

6. Maintain a permanent dialogue on human rights issues with various actors and sectors of civil society, NGOs, law firms and human rights defenders to promote progress and appropriate follow-up on issues at national and international levels; do.

7. Maintain permanent communication with international actors on human rights issues in order to anticipate developments internationally.

8. inform the President of the Republic of the progress and results of its management and propose measures that the President considers appropriate to promote compliance with the State of El Salvador’s obligations in the field of human rights;

9. Observe other duties assigned by the President of the Republic or given by other regulatory bodies.

Source: Diario Elmundo

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