Evo criticizes expert opinion before the Inter-American Court of Justice and says it is not binding

Via its Twitter account, Express Evo Morales criticized Colombia for requesting an opinion from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I / A Court HR) on whether indefinite re-election was a human right, claiming that the decision of it is of instance International non-binding or retroactive.

“The Colombian government, which violates the human rights of its people and denies the presence of the IACHR, has asked the Inter-American Court of Justice for an opinion on the sovereign rulings in Bolivia, Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua – it is neither binding nor retroactive,” said Morales.

The former Bolivian president took advantage of a ruling by the Plurinational Constitutional Court (TCP) that defined re-election as a human right to run in the annulled 2019 elections.

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Although Morales won those elections, the elections were later canceled on suspected fraud charges and after civic mobilizations and even police riots.

With that in mind, Morales pointed out that for participating in these controversial elections, he suffered “attacks, accusations and persecutions by the hostile right”.

“The neoliberal electoral courts denied us the registration of our political acronym. They expelled us from parliament and stole an election from us in a coup,” he said.

In this vein, he accused the opposition to the Movement for Socialism (MAS) having turned to “foreign governments” to interfere in the country because they were unable to win the elections.

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“Those who have never won an election, the failed defenders of neoliberal politics, try to eliminate us politically. Without popular support, they resort to foreign governments to interfere in Bolivia in a variety of ways. Democracy is exercised with sovereignty.” , he said.

From May 24 to June 25, the Inter-American Court of Justice held its 142nd ordinary session, scheduled to deliberate the Opinion (OC) requested by Colombia in October 2019 to determine whether the president’s re-election is indefinite Human right protected by the American Convention on Human Rights.


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