The President of the Ecuadorian Constitutional Court, Patricio Freire Pazmiño, postulated as candidate for one of the four vacancies that will be opened next year at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IHR Court).
The elections will be held in June and the authorities will come into office in next January.
The four judges of the IDH Court to leave charges are: José Manuel Robles, Diego Garcia Sayan, Eduardo Vio Grossi and Alberto Pérez Pérez.
Pazmiño is one of the five candidates that have been presented so far, among whom also are: the renowned Argentine jurist Eugenio Zaffaroni, Costa Rican Elizabeth Odio Benito (former judge of the International Criminal Court), the Chilean Vio Grossi and Uruguayan Pérez Pérez.
Pazmiño already postulated to the Inter-American System in 2012, running for secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), but he did not get the charge.