Thursday, June 28, 2007

El Salvador gets new Human Rights Ombudsman

El Salvador's National Assembly selected a new Human Rights Ombudsman (PDDH for its initials in Spanish), Oscar Luna, today. Luna was selected in preference to returning for a third term the current PDDH, Beatrice de Carillo. Luna appears to be well-qualified. He is a lawyer and notary, teaches human rights, and worked in the office of the PDDH in Santa Ana. In his pre-selection interview with legislators, Luna announced that one step he would take as PDDH is to create a school of human rights in the country.

Leaders of all the political parties pledged to support Luna in his new role.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Buena suerte Señor Luna. Que Dios te bengida en tu camino.

Tracy said...

Sounds like a step in the right direction!

Larry said...

Benjamin Cuellar, the head of the Human Rights Institute of the Central American University (IDHUCA), told CoLatino, “Luna will have his ‘trial by fire’ during the nation’s coming elections, forseeing a ‘heated and polarized atmosphere.’”

Let's hope that Luna is up for this challenge.