Ecuador: Decriminalize Defamation says Human Rights Watch

Posted on November 15, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Politics

Ecuador should repeal insult laws (desacato) and all norms that criminalize defamation of public officials and institutions, Human Rights Watch said today. On November 14, 2011, Human Rights Watch submitted a joint amicus brief (Spanish) with the Center for Freedom of Expression and Information of the University of Palermo (Argentina) before the Constitutional Court of Ecuador, arguing that desacato norms violate Ecuador’s international human rights obligations. Read Article

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