International Court of Justice rejects sanctioning Ecuador for assault on the Mexican Embassy – Escambray

International Court of Justice rejects sanctioning Ecuador for assault on the Mexican Embassy – Escambray
International Court of Justice rejects sanctioning Ecuador for assault on the Mexican Embassy – Escambray

According to the judge, the Court does not see it necessary to introduce measures to Ecuador, since the South American nation had promised to protect diplomatic premises and Mexican residences.

The International Court of Justice refused to sanction Ecuador for the assault on the Mexican Embassy. (Photo: Internet).

The International Court of Justice found no basis to impose measures against Ecuador for the assault on the Mexican Embassy in Quito to capture former Vice President Jorge Glas.

“The Court unanimously considers that the circumstances, as now presented to the Court, are not such as to require the exercise of its power under Article 41 of the Statute to indicate provisional measures,” declared the President of the ICJ, Nawaf Salam, cited by the court order.

According to the judge, the Court does not see it necessary to introduce measures to Ecuador, since the South American nation had promised to protect diplomatic premises and Mexican residences.

The order recalled that the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry had described the granting of diplomatic asylum to Glas as “illegal” under the Convention on Diplomatic Asylum of 1954 and the Convention on Political Asylum of 1933, which would not grant him safe passage.

“The Ministry further noted that, ‘in strict compliance with the rules of the Vienna Convention, [Ecuador] will continue to provide protection to the premises of the Mexican embassy in Quito,’” the note highlights.

On April 11, Mexico initiated proceedings against Ecuador at the ICJ for the assault by Ecuadorian police forces on its Embassy in Quito on the night of April 5 to capture Jorge Glas, who had just received political asylum.

Glas had a six-year prison sentence for alleged irregular financing of the Alianza País party.

Thanks to a resource from habeas corpus Granted halfway through his sentence, Glas was paroled on November 28, 2022.

At the end of 2023, the former vice president was also charged with alleged embezzlement, which led him to request asylum.

The raid on the Embassy provoked indignation in Mexico, which broke diplomatic relations with Ecuador and threatened to take it before the ICJ to assume responsibility for the violation of international treaties.

Nicaragua also subsequently announced the severing of bilateral ties with Ecuador.

Numerous governments around the world, including the United States Department of State, have expressed their rejection of Daniel Noboa’s handling of this matter.

 
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