Franciscans International submits report ahead of El Salvador’s 2019 UPR

The report focusses on issues related to the right to water, mining, and transboundary waters. It was prepared in collaboration with the Central American Network on Transboundary Waters from El Salvador (Red Centro Americana por la Defensa de las Aguas Transfronterizas – El Salvador Red-CAT). This network was founded in 2014 with different chapters in Central American countries and the participation of various civil society actors, indigenous communities, women, religious representatives, and environmental human right defenders.

Under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the human rights situation in each of the 193 UN member states is reviewed every five years. These reviews are based on a national report prepared by the state, a compilation of UN information by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and a summary of information received from other stakeholders.

Download the report here (in Spanish)