Salvadoran civil society and allies in the international community are focused on protecting the independence of the judiciary, the attorney general’s office, and other oversight and accountability mechanisms. One such effort is strengthening the International Commission Against Impunity in El Salvador (CICIES), a Bukele initiative, by passing legislation that would extend its purview over all institutions of the Salvadoran state. Advocates for the rule of law are likely to encounter support from the Biden Administration, which has made clear it will prioritize anticorruption in Central America and already conveyed its concerns about Bukele’s leadership.
In this context, the Inter-American Dialogue, the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF), Cristosal and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) are pleased to convene a discussion examining the impact of recent elections on democratic governance, the prospects for CICIES legislation, and the approach of the international community toward El Salvador under the Biden Administration.
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Director, Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, Inter-American Dialogue (@camillerimj)
US Representative for Massachusetts’ 2nd congressional district (@RepMcGovern)
Program Director, Due Process of Law Foundation (@larteaga52)
Executive Director, Cristosal (@NoahFBullock)
Journalist, El Faro (@PetizaGavarrete)
Director, Citizen Security Program, Washington Office on Latin America (@Adriana_WOLA)