Chiapas : Denunciation of lack of experience of new ombudsman

Photo @ Chiapas Paralelo

On 29 January Juan Óscar Trinidad Palacios was designated as head of the State Commission on Human Rights.  The new president for the next five years is the ex-leader of the State Committee of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), and he has served as a local and federal deputy for this party.

The daily newspaper Contra Poder from Chiapas has denounced that Trinidad Palacios “lacks experience and knowledge […] as well as work as a human-rights defender.”  Chiapas Paralelo laments that the government, in nominating this ex-PRI leader to the office, shows “the dramatic reality of the conception, attention [given to], and treatment of basic rights in the government of Manuel Velasco Coello.”

For more information (in Spanish):

La ligereza política en el nombramiento del Ombudsman en Chiapas (Diario contra poder en Chiapas, 3 de febrero de 2014)

El espectáculo de lo absurdo en la CEDH (Chiapas paralelo, 2 de febrero de 2014)

Ex lider del PRI, nuevo ombudsman de Chiapas (La Jornada, 30 de enero de 2014)

Ex dirigente del PRI, el nuevo “defensor de los derechos humanos” en Chiapas (Chiapas Paralelo, 30 de enero de 2014)

Juan Óscar Trinidad Palacios, nuevo presidente de la CEDH (Cuarto Poder, 29 de enero de 2014)


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