The Inter-American Court of Human Rights today denied the provisional measures requested by the IDH Commission on the members of the Council for Citizen Participation and Social Control.
In question 3 – out of seven – the Government of Moreno proposed a restructuring of the Council of Citizen Participation and Social Control (CPCCS), in charge of electing the control authorities of the Andean country. According to the National Electoral Council (CNE), Ecuadorians supported with a 63.08% favorable vote Moreno’s proposal in question 3.
“If the outcome of the referendum is implemented an institutional mechanism would be set in motion, whose own existence and concrete effects in the panorama of the formation of the country’s most important authorities would be difficult to reverse,” the IACHR said in a statement.
For this reason, it asked the Inter-American Court for provisional measures with which it “ordered the State to refrain from dismissing the current members of the CPCCS and to create a Transitory Council that could create risks in the effectiveness of the democratic State of law.” “Including – he added – the principles of separation of powers and judicial independence, fundamental for the effective enjoyment of human rights.”
The Commission considered that last Sunday’s consultation “did not have prior constitutional control” and pointed out that only the National Assembly through a “political trial” can cease the current members of the Council of Citizen Participation, whose period goes until 2020. (I)