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Ecuador welcomes ICJ decision on measures requested by Mexico

Quito, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The government of Ecuador welcomed the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that rejected the request for provisional measures requested by Mexico after the assault on its Embassy here.

In a statement, the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry applauded the judicial decision that unanimously rejected the request of the Mexican government seeking an order from the Court in relation to the protection of its Embassy, its archives and assets.

In this sense, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here detailed that Mexico’s request was made “without taking into account that Ecuador would provide full security and protection to the premises, goods and archives of its Embassy in this capital city”, the document said.

Likewise, the Foreign Ministry of this country highlighted that the Court made clear that the current circumstances do not present any risk for Mexico’s rights under the Vienna Convention.

Ecuador remains firm in its fight against corruption and impunity and in its commitment to justice, the Ministry concluded in its statement.

However, beyond Thursday’s judicial pronouncement, the ICJ will still have to analyze Mexico’s claim, which among other points requests the suspension of Ecuador as a member of the UN until it issues a public apology.

The Court also received an accusation from Ecuador against Mexico for not complying with the norms on political asylum, violation of the principles of sovereign equality and violation of the obligation to cooperate in anti-corruption matters, although it did not request provisional measures.

Last April 5, Ecuadorian uniformed officers entered the Mexican diplomatic office to arrest former vice-president Jorge Glas, to whom the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador had granted asylum because he was considered a politically persecuted person.