Today it will be known if the Ecuadorian government’s proposals will be accepted or not in the final draft resolution to strengthen the Inter-American System of Human Rights (ISHR), which will be discussed and approved this Friday, March 22, in Washington (United States), at the Extraordinary Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS).
Moreover, two Ecuadorian professors that were part of the American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) believe that the proposals of the government of President Rafael Correa will not be approved because they are “too radical.” They also pointed out that the bad diplomatic procedure has not allowed gather the necessary support.
Daniela Salazar, a former member of the Commission, explained that Ecuador Permanent Council level “no longer resonates” and therefore became necessary to hold a meeting in Guayaquil.
Salazar said that the tour conducted by the Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, in Central America and then the Southern Cone, was not very effective. He added that the information is scarce: “The only reports are from Chancellor Patino, which say that the agreements and acceptance has been found with embassies, however some have already dismissed such comments be it by communications or through public positions.”
For his part, Juan Pablo Alban, former litigation official before the Court ISHR, stated that “the governments of the region do not want the proposals of Ecuador or another country that pushes it,” noting that the appointment of Guayaquil, held the previous week has not achieved the sought transcendence, pointing out the fact that there has been “the diplomat approach to be inclusive.”