The Executive of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission (IACHR), Tania Reneum, announced that this facility will continue to monitor and request reports on the health situation of Jeanine Áñez from the Bolivian state even though she has been denied her precautions.
In an interview with Erbol, Reneum indicated that this follow-up work is being carried out within the framework of the IAHR’s power to require states to provide information about specific situations that may arise in their area of responsibility.
“Accordingly, we will continue to monitor and request information from the Inter-American Commission on the health situation and the health system of the Bolivian government in order to adequately protect the health of Ms. Añez,” said the executive branch of the IACHR, in the La Mañana en Directo program.
He stated that the Commission was in constant discussions at various levels with the various governments in the region and that in those discussions it would certainly have the opportunity to discuss this particular point.
Añez and her daughter Carolina Ribera had requested precautionary protection measures from the IACHR, arguing that they were suffering from political persecution and that the ex-president was in danger, but the agency denied the request.
Reneum said no precautionary measures had been taken because the IACHR believed the Bolivian state had taken measures to prevent the former president from harming herself further and had guaranteed a mechanism to ensure her health.
In this case, the Bolivian state has taken all measures in advance so that it does not harm itself further. This is really important because the Bolivian state has in a way guaranteed a mechanism for Ms. Añez’s health care and medical examination and because of this there is part of it that does not place her under a precaution, ”he explained.
The IACHR Executive also clarified that taking precautionary measures into account in general does not address the issue of due process as it needs to be directed to another mechanism of the Commission, namely the system of petitions and cases.
He explained that Añez could also access the petition system, but the prerequisite was that the instances in the Bolivian judiciary were exhausted.
The Mexican also made it clear that the ex-president can again demand precautionary measures at any time if she is of the opinion that a right could be violated in a situation in which gravity, urgency and the risk of irreparable damage coincide.