Organization of American States (OAS)
The MESECVI salutes and participates in the commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the San Salvador Protocol
Aug 22, 2018 - 2:22:59 AM


The Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI) salutes the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, better known as the San Salvador Protocol. The international event was organized by the Working Group of the Protocol of San Salvador (WGPSS), with the cooperation of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Department of Social Inclusion of the Organization of American States (OAS).

"We salute the 30 years of the Protocol and the 10 years of the Working Group, which has provided a basic and indispensable tool to measure economic, social and cultural rights in the region," said the Technical Secretary of the MESECVI, Luz Patricia Mejía Guerrero, who participated in the panel on the European and Latin American experience in measurement. She added that "the MESECVI has also been using the System of Indicators for the measurement of human rights from a gender perspective. In short, we have integrated different entities of the OAS and its Committees to monitor the implementation of public policies."

Luz Patricia Mejía Guerrero, Technical Secretary of the MESECVI.

The meeting was attended by high-level authorities and experts in the field, including: The President of El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén; the President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Court HR), Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor; the Assistant Secretary General of the OAS, Néstor Méndez; representatives of the States Party, specialized agencies in human rights, civil society organizations, academics and people interested in economic, social, cultural and environmental rights (ESCER).

The San Salvador Protocol was adopted on November 17, 1988 in San Salvador, El Salvador, entered into force in 1999 and to-date has been ratified by 16 States Party from Latin America and the Caribbean.

The MESECVI is a systematic and permanent multilateral evaluation methodology that is based on exchange and technical cooperation between the States Party to the Convention and a Committee of Experts.

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