“The SCA notes that the existing legal framework is silent with regard to the pluralism and diversity of the Procurador and Deputies, as well as staff of the PDDH.

Pluralism and diversity in the membership and staff of an NHRI facilitates its appreciation of, and capacity to engage on, all human rights issues affecting the society in which it operates. In addition, it promotes the accessibility of the NHRI for all people in El Salvador. The PDDH states that the Procurador has discretionary power to select and appoint Deputies. However, there are no processes in place to ensure these deputies are representative of the diverse segments of society.

Pluralism refers to broader representation of national society. Consideration must be given to ensuring pluralism in the context of gender, ethnicity, or minority status. This includes, for example, ensuring the equitable participation of women in the NHRI.

The SCA encourages the PDDH to continue to take steps to ensure pluralism in its staff component.”