Since yesterday, the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) analyzes the draft resolution on the amendments to the Inter-American System of Human Rights (ISHR), which will be debated next Friday in Washington (United States).
Of the seven points contained in the document, two are the ones which Ecuador is trying to change. In addition to this country, Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua showed their contempt with other aspects. For his part, Foreign Minister, Ricardo Patino, traveled to the Caribbean to get more support and met with representatives of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados.
While the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has asked 18 leaders of the continent to keep in mind the impact of some reforms to the Inter-American System of Human Rights (ISHR). The organization sent a letter to most of the leaders of the hemisphere, due to the meeting of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), scheduled for Friday March 22.
The letter, dated March 11 and signed by the president of the guild, Ecuadorian Jaime Mantilla, shows its SIP concerns, as some of the aproaches are trying to weaken the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). However, Mantilla did not identify the leaders who promote such reforms, but describes them as promoters of “state communicational hegemonies” and persecutors of the press and independent journalism.