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Ecuador: Uphold Rights of Fleeing Venezuelans

(Washington, DC) – The Constitutional Court of Ecuador should uphold the rights of Venezuelans who have fled to Ecuador, Human Rights Watch said in an amicus brief filed before the court today. The court is scheduled to hold a hearing on a case addressing this issue on May 10, 2019. On March 11, the Ecuadorean Ombudsman Office, together with representatives from various Ecuadorean organizations, asked the Constitutional Court to declare that the requirements the Ecuadorean government has imposed on Venezuelans to allow them to stay in Ecuador are unconstitutional. A panel of three justices on March…

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