The Government is analyzing to request an “advisory opinion” to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Inter-American Court), to clarify whether the precautionary measures requested by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in favor of Assemblyman Cléver Jimenez are binding or not.
Jimenez received precautionary measures by the Commission, which suspended the sentence of 18 months of imprisonment, which delivered the National Court for supposed offenses against President Rafael Correa.
The Legal Secretary of the Presidency, Alexis Mera, left open that possibility last Friday in a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño.
We are going to “request an advisory opinion to the Court in order to put it in place (the Commission) because we are not going to follow this system of political persecution” Mera said.
Meanwhile, the jurist Juan Pablo Albán ensures that “we must meet, it is not optional,” as there is a pronouncement of the Court in which it determines the obligation to implement and enforce the decisions of the Commission.