Impact | Negative
Rating CIVICUS | Obstructed
On January 17, interim President Jeanine Añez sent the Constitutional Court a veto of the Human Rights Compliance Act, passed by the Legislative Assembly on January 14. The law Añez intends to veto bans any arbitrary detention and judicial harassment, among other actions curtailing the exercise of rights and freedoms, following the events that took place between October and November 2019 when former President Evo Morales was forced to resign from office. The Court resolved that the veto should be addressed to Congress. Further progress in this area will impact Bolivia’s currently restricted civic space.