The Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino announced via his Twitter account that they succeeded over the OAS, since the proposals of Ecuador were well received. However, certain personalities disagreed with that assertion.
Pedro Granja, the president of the Human Rights Clinic of the National Bar Association, which also carries certain cases of Ecuadorians seeking an action with the IACHR, said the role of diplomacy Ecuador is reprehensible. “A sad and painful adventure that cost the country a lot of money and in the end only served to embarrass the country internationally and show the world that when everybody talks of maximizing the human rights, Ecuador seeks to minimize is actual development.”
Granja did not hesitate to explain that, for him, the Foreign Ministry “made a serious mistake by involving President Rafael Correa in his desire to punish the IACHR for daring to take cautionary measures in El Universo case, as the only way to block the payment $ 40 million in favor of the president.” “The Chancellor will say that his trip to the beaches of the Caribbean to get votes of certain islands to end the IACHR was a success, but that speech does not fools anyone because the centerpiece of his proposal was not even taken into consideration.”
Moreover, the former official of the Executive Secretariat of the IACHR, Daniela Salazar, said he did not find grounds for the triumph that Patino expressed. “The resolution is quiet on the subject of precautionary measures, there are no talks about changing the IACHR headquarters, definitely does not include the Government’s criteria.”
Salazar added that “there is a confusion, because for the IACHR to not monitor a state, this must get leave of the OAS, is not enough to denounce the American Convention. Furthermore, it shows that Ecuador does not care that much the universality that they allege to promote in their proposals it those are not accepted.”
Also, former Foreign Minister Marcelo Fernandez de Cordova, denied a victory for Ecuador in their proposals, he explained that “to continue discussing reforms is normal, is something that always happens in each session of the OAS,” and pointed out that it no record of that the specific points raised by the government of Correa will be discussed.