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 actions of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).
The President told the judges of the Inter-American Court that several aspects of the American system of Human Rights (ISHR) “must change.”
“The Court has been attached to the Convention and enjoys immense prestige, but it is known that the Commission has become a commissariat,” were the words of Correa during a visit to the IACHR. Regarding the Court, the President said he has “no comments.”
In addition, the President stressed that the Commission headquarters is in Washington, United States, a country that has not ratified the Convention and that “finances” the Commission. Thus, he said, that the Commission would not enjoy “independence” of criterion.