Copadeh receives the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression

During his visit, the Special Rapporteur will address critical topics about the right to freedom of expression.

by Pamela Contreras
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Guatemala City, by Lincy Rodríguez -AGN-. The Executive Director of the Presidential Commission for Peace and Human Rights, Copadeh, welcomed the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights as a gesture of openness and commitment to defending fundamental rights.

This meeting marks the beginning of an arduous work journey in which the Special Rapporteur will have significant conversations with the Executive Branch. During the week, they will address critical topics about the right to freedom of expression in Guatemala.

Commitment to the freedom of speech

The presence of the Special Rapporteur is a testimony to the continued commitment of the Guatemalan authorities to the promotion and protection of freedom of expression. The Presidential Commission for Peace and Human Rights stands as a space for constructive dialogue. It also reaffirms its commitment to safeguarding democratic values and fundamental rights.

They are expected to address the current challenges regarding freedom of expression and the strategies and policies that can be implemented to strengthen constitutional guarantees in Guatemala. This exchange benefits the country and contributes to the continued development of regional human rights standards.

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights plays an essential role as a defender of fundamental rights on the continent. The Special Rapporteur’s visit to Guatemala outlines the strategic importance of the local situation and points out the need to address specific concerns in the region. 

Perspectives 

These meetings will result in significant conclusions to define future perspectives for strengthening freedom of expression in Guatemala. It is an important step towards building an environment where every citizen’s voice is respected and protected.

Finally, Copadeh reiterates its commitment to promoting democratic values and fundamental rights, consolidating its role as a relentless advocate of peace and dialogue in Guatemala.

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