Friday, 15 February 2013

Ecuador: Official Misrepresents Human Rights Watch Position

Ecuador: Official Misrepresents Human Rights Watch Position | Human Rights Watch: "By using criminal defamation laws and requesting damages and fines amounting to millions of dollars against its critics, the administration of President Rafael Correa has repeatedly violated international human rights standards and basic values of democratic societies, Human Rights Watch said during the meeting. Human Rights Watch also strongly questioned the Ecuadorian government's efforts to export its policies against free expression by initiating an international campaign to discredit the work of the Organization of American States’ special rapporteur for freedom of expression.
During the meeting, the Ecuadorian delegation conceded that the country's criminal defamation laws – including the ones used against the critics of Correa – are problematic and ought to be repealed. " 'via Blog this'

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