Ecuadorians ask the IACHR to visit the country to mediate with the government

Representatives of the Ecuadorian civil society asked yesterday before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to visit Ecuador in order to verify the status of certain rights and intervene with the Government to ensure their exercise and fulfillment. This request...

IACourtHR judges Ecuador by “extrajudicial execution” of a minor in 1992

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) yesterday held a hearing for the alleged extrajudicial execution of José Luis Ibarra, 16 years old, by an Ecuadorian police officer, a fact that happened in 1992. According to the complaint submitted by the Inter-American...

Creation of Latin American Court of Human Rights is proposed by Correa

President Rafael Correa proposed this Saturday create a Latin American Court of Human Rights from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, based in Costa Rica and put aside the HHRR Commission in Washington. The president said that “is all set to have our own system of...

Correa expressed his support to the IACHR but does not agree with the Commission

In the third summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), the Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa expressed his support for the defense of human rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), based in Costa Rica, however, he criticized the...

IACHR gave leave to proceed with petition in favor of uncontacted Tagaeri and taromenane

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) gave leave to proceed with a petition from a group of citizens in favor of the uncontacted Tagaeri and taromenane people, who inhabit the Ecuadorian Amazon. In 2006 the request was filed in the Commission and was admissible on...

Ecuadorian activists went to voice their concerns before the IACHR

Human rights organizations, indigenous, lawyers and academics came on Sunday, before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to raise their concerns about the situation of indigenous people and the judicial independence in the country. These issues were discussed at...

Jalhk rejects complaints about lack of judicial independence

The President of the Judicial Council, Gustavo Jalkh, criticized comments that have emerged about the alleged lack of judicial independence in the country. Jalkh said that these would be “political allegations” and that if there is evidence on a bad prosecution,...

Next IACHR session will be in Mexico

The extraordinary meeting of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will be in Mexico. The event will run from August 11 to 15. The Commission noted that “it is willingness to conduct sessions away from its venue in response to the invitation made ​​by State...