Nº 15/07


President of the IACHR clarifies his expressions regarding Ecuador



Washington, March 9, 2007 - The President of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) wishes to clarify his expressions during today’s press conference regarding the situation in Ecuador.


It was not the intent of the Inter-American Commission to make a political evaluation of the situation in Ecuador. In repeated occasions the Inter-American Commission has indicated that certain critical situations can have a negative impact on the enjoyment of human rights in the countries of the region.


In this sense, the President expresses that, as he indicated today, these situations must be resolved by constitutional means and with complete respect for human rights.