Posted On 22 May 2017
Freedom of expression, collective rights, and activism are portrayed as the most ‘disrespected’ human rights during the ten years of government of Rafael Correa.
In spite of the official speech on human rights ‘progress,’ the mention of these points at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington has been recursive.
Earlier this month, the UN evaluated the country and made 182 recommendations, of which 36 were on freedom of expression, 14 on the rights of indigenous peoples and 20 on the situation of human rights defenders.
Activist Luis Verdesoto says that this shows the “very wide range of human rights violated” in the current government. And indicates that the country is a recidivist because there are “unresolved issues.”
Lawyer Daniel Véjar believes that this could be seen as a “wake-up call” to Ecuador.