A deputy proposes the recognition of culture as a human right

Writing/Quadratin Guerrero

ACAPULCO, Gro., June 8, 2022.- To support the process of building an egalitarian, just and democratic society, based on the recognition, respect, protection and full exercise of human rights and freedoms, the deputy Angélica Espinoza García has proposed to reform the State Constitution so that culture is recognized as a human right.

According to a bulletin, in her proposal, the legislator Morena said that in our Magna Carta the right to culture is mentioned in a marginal and almost dismissive way, subsuming it in the right to social leisure and sports, which does not is not precise, given its importance and form of access, as well as the institutional mechanisms that must consider it as a human right.

He indicated that various international treaties specify that culture must be considered as the set of distinctive spiritual and material, intellectual and affective traits that characterize a society or a social group, and that it includes, in addition to the arts and letters, ways of life, ways of living together, value systems, traditions and beliefs, and where cultural rights are an integral part of human rights, which are universal, indivisible and interdependent.

In addition, he recalls that in the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States the essence of the right to culture is saved, emphasizing that everyone has the right to access culture and enjoy the goods and services provided by the State in the , as well as the exercise of their cultural rights.

However, Espinoza García pointed out that the local Constitution establishes the right of everyone to social, sporting and cultural leisure, which allows healthy leisure as a measure to promote integration and collective coexistence, a provision that is far to be the conceptualization, importance and scope of the right to culture.

Because of the above, the legislator considers it necessary to establish the right to culture as a human right, and not as a simple rhetorical expression of a governmental discourse that marginalizes, excludes and denies the fundamental bases of social construction.


Deputy Ana Lenis Reséndiz Javier presented a set of initiatives; of the law on the rights of the unborn child of the State, the reform of the political constitution of the State and the reform of the civil code of the State, to establish and guarantee the rights of the child to be born, as well as the safeguarding of motherhood as an institution of public order and the responsible fulfillment of fatherhood.

The proposals were submitted to the Commissions for Constitutional and Legal Studies and Justice for their analysis.

Deputy Julieta Fernández Márquez presented an initiative to reform the Organic Law of the Free State Municipality in order to update the terms of “General State Control” to “Higher State Control”, ” Comptroller General of the State” by “Secretariat of the Comptroller and Government Transparency”, and “Office of the Attorney General” by “Office of the Attorney General of the State”.

On behalf of the PRD parliamentary group, deputy Raymundo García Gutiérrez, presented an initiative to add to the Code of Administrative Justice Procedure of the State so that, in the case of personnel of police institutions, their reinstatement or restitution is not not pursue, whatever it is, the outcome of the lawsuit promoted against defects in form, form or substance in the procedure of administrative separation. In addition, the State or the municipalities will not be required to pay compensation, which will consist of three months’ salary, 20 days worked per year and which is proportional to the last year during which they rendered their services for the holidays, the holiday bonus, Christmas bonuses and other benefits that the staff accredits have been expressly agreed.

The Deputy Carlos Cruz López presented an initiative for the reform of the Organic Law of the Legislative Power of the State to update the term “Internal Controller” by “Internal Control Body” in said system.

Deputy Marben de la Cruz Santiago proposed to reform the Organic Law of the State Legislature to change the name of the Commission for Indigenous and Afro-Mexican Affairs to the Commission for Indigenous and Afro-Mexican Peoples and Communities.

Deputy Gabriela Bernal Reséndiz, on behalf of the PRI parliamentary group, presented an initiative declaring the gastronomy of Guerrero in general and the traditional cuisine of Guerrero in particular, as intangible and tangible cultural heritage of the State of Guerrero. The proposal has been forwarded to the Culture Committee.

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