The General Assembly elected the new members of the National Human Rights Institution

The General Assembly elected the new members of the National Human Rights Institution


The election of members of the Board of Directors of the INDDHH obeys article 37 of Law No. 18,446.

On August 1, the General Assembly failed to elect, after two voting instances, the new Board of Directors, since none of the 24 candidates reached the required two-thirds of votes.

In this sense, this Thursday, August 11, the Parliament proceeded to the election of the new members of the INDDHH, this time by absolute majority (for the period 2022-2027).

New members

The newly elected members are: Marcos Israel Cuneo (proposed by the Israeli Central Committee) who achieved 121 votes; Maria Jimena Fernandez Bonelli (proposed by Colorado senator Carmen Sanguinetti) achieved 120 votes; Carmen Rodriguez Nunez (presented by the senator of the National Party Gustavo Penadés) obtained 120 votes; Bernardo Augusto Legnani Piriz (presented by the senator of Cabildo Abierto Guillermo Domenech) obtained 68 votes; Y Wilder Taylor Souto (presented by Mothers and Relatives of the Detained-Disappeared) reached 66 votes.

The only member who repeats as a member of the Directorate of the INDDHH is Wilder Tayler.

The outgoing Board of Directors is also made up of: Juan Faroppa (president), Mariana Mota, Mariana Blengio, and María Josefina Plá Rodríguez.

The Assembly will hold a new session in the coming days to investiture the elected members.

For their part, more than 30 social and human rights organizations presented, before the Contentious-Administrative Court, an action for annulment of the election process for the new INDDHH Board of Directors, on the grounds that there were candidates who were not promoted by any of them. social organization, as established by Law, and there was no control process of the requirements required to integrate the Institution.

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