In the first hearing before the ICJ for the invasion of the Embassy in Quito, Mexico accused Ecuador of “crossing lines that should not be crossed”

In the first hearing before the ICJ for the invasion of the Embassy in Quito, Mexico accused Ecuador of “crossing lines that should not be crossed”
In the first hearing before the ICJ for the invasion of the Embassy in Quito, Mexico accused Ecuador of “crossing lines that should not be crossed”

In the first hearing before the ICJ for the break-in at the Embassy in Quito, Mexico accused Ecuador of “crossing lines that should not be crossed” (REUTERS)

This Tuesday the first hearing was held in the case facing Mexico and Ecuador before the Court International Justice (ICJ) after the invasion of Daniel Noboa’s security forces at the Mexican Embassy in Quito.

This action, which the Government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador considered unacceptable, led to the breaking of diplomatic relations and prompted the presentation of this lawsuit before international courts, which now hear the arguments of each party.

The representative of Mexico before the ICJ, Alejandro Celoriowas the one who spoke this first day and accused Noboa of “crossing lines that should not be crossed” by ordering the action of the Police, in order to arrest the former vice president Jorge Glaswho was sheltered at the headquarters.

“Ecuador’s actions not only violate the limits established in International Lawthey also create a disconcerting precedent that reverberates throughout the international community,” he noted, later reiterating that respect for these global laws is fundamental since it is “one of the cornerstones that govern relations between States.”

Mexico insisted before the magistrates on the importance of respect for international law (SRE press team)

“This raid clearly shows the Ecuador’s lack of respect for fundamental normsuniversally accepted and that have been spreading for a long time,” he added in that sense.

Likewise, Celorio expressed a “worrying doubt” regarding the intentions of the Ecuadorian Executive when entering the Embassy and even accused it of “deliberate negligence” towards the lives of the personnel who were inside the headquarters at the time of the operation. who claims to have been mistreated and beaten.

On the other hand, the Mexican representative anticipated the presentation that the counterpart will make, in which – he assures – he will justify his actions within the framework of the investigations and sentences that weigh on the former politician.

“They are going to try to lead the conversation to Mexico is guilty of granting asylum (to Glas) and, therefore, there is a justification to enter the Embassy,” he began by saying and refuted: “What we did was cut off their arguments in advance, that is, there is no justification, there is no way that entry to the Embassy can be based on a reason that Ecuador wants to use. ”.

Ecuador justifies its actions based on the convictions and investigations against Jorge Glas, an asylum seeker from Mexico at that time (EFE)

Meanwhile, he added that Quito “is going to try to merge both disputes,” in reference to the raid on the diplomatic headquarters and the legitimacy of the asylum, but “we are already prepared.”

Finally, Celorio explained that lacking “credible guarantees to avoid new infractions” and given that Ecuador has not fully recognized “its obligation not to enter the premises of Mexico” has requested the Court precautionary measures that protect the inviolability of their headquarters and private residences in the countryas well as “property and files” that are found in them, from “any form of disturbance.”

Also, the López Obrador Government requested permission from local authorities for the eviction of these facilities, while “refraining from any act or conduct that may aggravate or expand the dispute of which the court is aware.”

Mexico asked the ICJ for precautionary measures in Ecuador (REUTERS)

If these measures or the lawsuit itself are not approved, Mexico would be forced to “take measures with greater urgency,” which include “identifying and ensuring that a third country looks after the interests” in Ecuador, he concluded. .

(With information from EFE and Europa Press)

 
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