28 November 2018
Several declarations and letters have been addressed to the President of the Republic, Lenín Moreno and the State Attorney, Íñigo Salvador.
The letters consisted of the following:
- One signed by 36 members belonging to five political groups of the European Parliament;
- Another issued by members of the Spanish Congress;
- Another letter signed by 14 members of the Comissions of International Cooperation for Development and of Foreign Affairs of the Grupo Parlementario Confederal Unidos Podemos En Comú Podem-En Marea;
- and another one issued by the Andean Parliament.
The signatories of these letters concur in asking the Ecuadorian authorities to be guarantors of Human Rights. They ask the Ecuador government leaders to reject the application of the decision of the arbitration tribunal.
On the contrary, there remains a risk that the power of the oil company will force Ecuador, through coercive mechanisms, to discard the judgments, setting a serious precedent against the sovereignty of the State.
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