Former Ambassador confirms that the IACHR ruling allows the government to sanction former TCP officials

Former Bolivian Ambassador to the Organization of American States, Jaime Aparicio, said there could be sanctions against officials who interpreted re-election as a human right and allowed Evo Morales to be reinstalled for a fourth term.

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) ruled last week that re-election is not a human right.

“The Bolivian system has to decide who has participated in this manipulation of an international agreement and who has allowed it. The Plurinational Constitutional Court (TCP) has effectively carried out an act without jurisdiction. Hence, they committed an act for which they had no jurisdiction and also left the land as an illegal candidate. It is clear that Mr Evo Morales was an illegal candidate, ”he said in an interview with A Media Mañana de Los Tiempos and Grupo Centro.

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Aparicio stated that it was a resolution that contradicted the political constitution of the state because “they could not rely on an interpretation that did not correspond to them”.

“It was not a first and last name resolution, it was not proposed by Colombia on behalf of Bolivia, it is a request that was made to clear up an existing confusion and was used in their favor by authoritarian governments, so this was done in Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, where they were copied in Bolivia, ”he added.

Aparicio added that there could be a liability case against the judges who advocated recertification, but also against the former members of the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE).

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