Human Rights Measure

Human Rights
Human Rights

Announcement | Our Security Estates are Respectful of Human Rights and Reject all Types of Violence, Xenophobia, Homophobia, Transphobia or Discrimination, Regardless of Who it Comes From (Comunicado| Nuestros Estamentos de Seguridad son respetuosos de los derechos humanos y rechaza todo tipo de violencia, xenofobia, homofobia, transfobia o discriminación, con independencia de quien provenga)

Date Enacted: July 2020
Country: Panama

Several government ministries and the Office of the Ombudsperson issued an announcement, noting that acts of hostility, discrimination, violence and unequal treatment against trans persons have been registered in the media and elsewhere, and calling on “personnel of commercial establishments and public offices, members of public security forces and private security agencies to comply with and enforce the principles of equality and non-discrimination” including in the context of restrictions regarding COVID-related movement restrictions. The announcement includes information about how to contact the Office of the Ombudsman so that measures can be taken against those who attempt to act against individuality, diversity, and human rights.