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Subject: Human Rights Watch Amicus Curiae in the case of Guzmán Albarracín y otros Vs. Ecuador Purpose and Summary Human Rights Watch respectfully requests that the Honorable Inter-American Court of Human Rights accept us as Friends of the Court, so…
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Unlike his predecessor Rafael Correa, President Lenin Moreno has, since taking office in May 2017, publicly endorsed respect for free speech and civil society. The Ecuadorian Foreign Affairs Ministry, however, appears to be adopting positions that are…
Demonstrators clash with a riot police officer during a protest in Quito, Ecuador, on December 3, 2015, as the Ecuadorean National Assembly attended the second debate about constitutional amendments.
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The detention of a former police commander wanted by Ecuador for crimes against humanity is a positive step, Human rights Watch said today. Edgar Vaca, police commander during the presidency of León Febres Cordero, from 1984 to 1988, was detained in…
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I. Summary In a referendum held in May 2011, President Rafael Correa obtained a popular mandate to reform the Ecuadorian justice system, a recommendation accepted by Ecuador during the previous UPR cycle. However, the language of the approved reforms…
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In its annual resolution on torture, the Commission on Human Rights should reaffirm the absolute obligation of states not to return (“refouler”) a person to a country where he or she is at risk of being subjected to torture or other cruel or inhuman…
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Human Rights Watch welcomes this opportunity to present views regarding whether Ecuador meets the eligibility criteria provided for in section 204(b)(6)(B) of the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA) to qualify for enhanced trade…