Official: I / A Court HR notes that unlimited re-election is not a human right

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I / A Court HR) officially published Opinion OC-28/21 on the re-election of the president, which stated that it was not a human right.

With five yes and two no votes, the Inter-American Court of Justice ruled that “the unlimited re-election of the president is not an autonomous right protected by the American Convention on Human Rights or the corpus iuris of international human rights law.”

In addition, the Court found that “the prohibition on unlimited re-election is compatible with the American Convention on Human Rights, the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, and the Inter-American Democratic Charter.”

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Likewise, the High Court points out that the approval of an indefinite re-election of the President complies with the principles of representative democracy and thus the obligations under the American Convention on Human Rights and the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Men.

The votes against were judge Patricio Pazmiño Freire and judge Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni.

Instead, Judges Elizabeth Odio Benito, Eduardo Vio Grossi, Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor Poisot, Humberto Antonio Sierra Porto and Ricardo C. Pérez Manrique agreed to the consultation option.

OK 28-21 I / A Court HR for unlimited re-election by Los Tiempos Digital on Scribd


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