UN sends message to the political system before the election of the directors of the INDDHH

The delegation of the United Nations Organization (UN) in Uruguay called this Tuesday to the national political system that the election of the new direction of the National Institution of Human Rights (INDDHH) “guarantee international standards”while highlighting the importance of keeping “formal and functional independence” of that organism.

The statement of the international entity, released through a statement, comes a few hours before the General Assembly takes a definition on the subject in the midst of a very controversial process.

The UN pointed out that the INDDHH represents a great asset for Uruguay in relation to human rights and that, at the international level, it is considered a “reference institution”. Hence, understand the selection and appointment of the board of directors is of great importance. It is allowed to remember that according to national laws they include certain requirements for their members. Among them, the “experience and versación” in the matter of human rights or a “high moral authority”.

The General Assembly of the Legislative Power will select this Thursday by absolute majority the new five members of the institution. It will be after the failure of a previous session, in which none of the 26 candidates achieved the two-thirds of the votes necessary for their appointment.

as far as he could tell The Observerthe government coalition maintains the will to appoint four members and leave the Broad Front the possibility of nominating the rest. The opposition will define this Wednesday if it accepts the offer. In that case, his appointee will be between Mariana Mota or Wilder Tayler, current directors of the INDDHH. With chances, according to the previous vote, Ana Agostino and Jaime Saavedra appear.

The agreement implies that the nationalists are in charge of appointing two of the leaders. One of those who appears with the most chances is the former president of the Israeli Central Committee (CCIU), Marcos Israel.

The Colorados, who will have a name, must define between two candidates. Ciudadanos promoted María Jimena Fernández and Batllistas promoted Gloria Robaina. Cabildo Abierto was also assigned the designation of a director. His candidate is Bernando Legnani.

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