Why attorneys general are critical for upholding the rule of law

  • The person appointed to serve as attorney general has a critical role in administering justice. The attorney general must demonstrate clear commitment to fighting impunity.
  • Independence and impartiality are prerequisites for investigating crimes effectively. Alianza Americas and other civil society groups are closely observing the process by which attorneys general are appointed across the Americas. We need functional justice systems that strengthen our societies.
  • Below is a comparison of how attorneys general are appointed in Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. Selecting and appointing a qualified attorney general guarantees that justice will function well.


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