Posts Tagged ‘Gustavo Petro’

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A leftist ICHR?

Some of those who criticized the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (ICHR) for granting the precautionary measures in favor of Bogota Mayor Petro have suggested that this occured because the ICHR has a leftist bias.

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Petro’s Constituent Assembly

Gustavo Petro is right to denounce the Inspector General´s Office and the government´s illegal decisions that ended his mandate as mayor before the Inter-American System of Human Rights. However, he is making a mistake in knocking over the board game, so to speak, he unfairly lost and joining the call for a constituent assembly.

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Legal Chauvinism

None of the arguments made by the government or its lawyers explaining why they will not comply with the precautionary measures of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (ICHR) in Petro´s case are convincing.

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The Bullying Continues

Based on all the criticism the Inspector General´s Office received (including from those who did not support Petro), some of us thought, mistakenly, that the Inspector General would calm down.

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The Displaced Persons’ “Tutela” Writ

While eveyone discusses the “tutela” writs of Mayor Petro’s case, the 10th anniversary of perhaps the most important tutela decision of the Colombian Constitutional Court has been forgotten: the T-025 of 2004. Since then, then, this decisions has been protecting the rights of five million colombians that are victims of forced displacement.

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Democracy without Participation?

It is foolish, the result of an elitist and antiquated view, to think of social protests as a deficiency. On the contrary, it is the best sign that the excluded sector feels they have a voice to participate politically and express their disagreements.

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