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The Transitional Justice Peace Agreements Database.  
Database - Record for : Agreement on Human Rights
Record 271

Country :

El Salvador

Agreement Title/Name:
Agreement on Human Rights
Year :
Date Signed :

26 July 1990

Summary :

Agreed on respect for and guarantee of human rights, including steps to avoid any attempt on life, integrity, security or freedom of the individual and certain immediate measures to guarantee the freedom and integrity of persons arrested. Provided for determination of procedures and timetables for release of political prisoners and guarantees of right to associate freely with others; freedom of expression; and of the press and freedom of movement. Agreed to provide displaced persons and returnees with identity documents; to guarantee their freedom of movement; freedom to carry out economic activities; to exercise their political and social rights; as well as to consider guaranteeing effective enjoyment of labour rights. Also agreed on terms of reference for the UN human rights verification mission. Preliminary human rights agreement, not exhaustive, and subject to agreement of package of political arrangements laid out in General Agenda (see above)

Parties :
Govt of El Salvador, FMLN
Third Parties :
Statehood/Identity :
Not Applicable
Governance/Democratic Inst :
Not Applicable
Women :
Not Applicable
Amnesty :
Not Applicable
Past Mechanism :
Not Applicable
Prisoner Release :
Not Applicable
Victims :
Not Applicable
Criminal Justice Reform :
Not Applicable
National Human Rights Inst :
Not Applicable
Human Rights Framework :
Preamble acknowledges that the legal system of El Salvador provides for the recognition of human rights and the duty of the state to respect and guarantee such rights, and the state's existing intl HR obligations; both parties agree to submit to UN verification in this respect. Entire agreement in essence forms a human rights framework: article 1 prioritises the elimination of enforced disappearances and abductions, and the investigation of reported cases; Article 2 provides for immediate measures to this end; Articles 3-9 list further agreed rights
Judicial Reform :
Not Applicable
Policing :
Not Applicable
Refugees/Land :
Part VII. Lands in excess of the constitutional limit of 245 hectares, as well as non-forest land owned by the state, shall be used to meet the needs of peasants and small farmers who are without land. To this end, the govt shall also purchase land offered for sale to the state. The current land-holding situation in the conflict zomes shall prevail for the interim.
Civil Society :
Article 10 agree to UN HR verification mission to work with HR orgs in El Salvador
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
Not Applicable
Enforcement Mechanism :
Article 10 agree to UN HR verification mission to work with HR orgs in El Salvador, Article 14 mission's mandate
International Community :
UN Involvement :
Article 10 agree to UN HR verification mission to work with HR orgs in El Salvador, Article 14 mission's mandate; Alvaro de Soto signed as Rep of SG
Source :

Database hosted on INCORE webservice.

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