Justice Minister Iván Lima reported on Friday that the Bolivian state had been officially notified with Opinion 28/2021 of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Inter-American Court of Justice), which stated that indefinite re-election of the president is not a human right.
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has notified the government of Bolivia with the text of OK 28/2021. pic.twitter.com/0w93KEeSy3
– Ivan Lima Magne (@ivanlimamagne) August 13, 2021
“The OK 28/2021 was divided five to two votes. The dissidents Zaffaroni and Pazmiño have their votes at the end of the text, ”indicated Lima.
“Bolivia, among other things, corresponds to the scope of the report through Law 1266, Articles 18 and 19, it is a closed topic for our country,” he said.
OC 28/21 was requested by Colombia in October 2019 to determine whether indefinite re-election is a human right in the American Convention.
In Bolivia, former President Evo Morales relied on this premise to run in the 2019 elections, despite a 2016 referendum banning that option.