Of the 182 recommendations the UN Human Rights Council made to Ecuador in 2012, the country agreed with only 90%. This was stated yesterday by the Ecuadorian ambassador to the United Nations Organization Guillaume Long during the 36th session in Geneva.
Long presented a report on Ecuador’s progress in implementing the suggestions of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of 2012 and received congratulations from other countries for accepting most of the recommendations.
However, the delegate of Belgium mentioned that Ecuador should protect human rights defenders and journalists against intimidation, the violation of their privacy and harassment. Like Germany, she regretted that Ecuador had not accepted suggestions regarding the Law on Communication and the criminalization of human rights activists. (I)