The president of the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH), Rosario Piedra Ibarra, affirmed that the ombudsman is committed to Mexican society to prevent the exercise of power “injures or attempts against the enjoyment of rights ”.
During the opening of the discussion on the Comprehensive Promotion and Defense of Human Rights in Mexico, the official intervened together with authorities from the National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI).
Piedra Ibarra promised that the CNDH is scrupulous in fulfilling its obligations and he stressed that, “those who act well are not afraid of exposing their actions.” At the same time, he promised that “the route of transparency” will be followed to contribute to the dissemination of the right of access to information.
In the virtual session, the participants discussed the current situation and challenges of the right to information, as well as its relationship with the rights of Mexicans. In this sense, Piedra Ibarra said that Mexico and the CNDH “are experiencing a change of era; today, the exercise of power begins to be seen from a different perspective ”.
From the public function, he indicated, the CNDH exercises its powers with sensitivity, respect and openness, always exposing the reasons in a transparent way of your actions.
Similarly, he announced that the CNDH’s Transparency Committee has just met and approved a new Organization and Operation Manual, where the Transparency Unit reports directly to this Presidency. The official pointed out that the importance of this lies in the autonomy that it must have to act, objectively, as an intermediary between society and the national body.
He indicated that the Committee will give timely and effective attention to requests for access to information from the perspective of the principle of maximum publicity, always next to the victims.
For her part, the counselor of the CNDH, Rosy Laura Castellanos, referred to the boundaries between the public and private areas in terms of transparency. He called for reflection on the matter and assured that “the public has a very tenuous line, where the border is lost.”
He gave as an example the violence that is exercised within families, where the State is required to intervene, not to regulate private life, but to set clear limits, especially when the integrity of a person is damaged.
He suggested that, given the exponential growth of social networks and their relationship with the rights of minors, the INAI should meet with the representatives of these platforms and analyze the repercussions they have had on society, at the same time that clear limits are implemented for minors.
“There are children who take photos and circulate themThat is why it is necessary to meet with those who produce the information on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or TikTok ”, he proposed.
Finally, he called to be careful with the concepts of freedom of expression and the protection of personal life: “Review the objective age of when they can access those networks minors, “he said.