Impact | Positive
Rating CIVICUS | Narrowed
On June 24, the Constitutional Court prompted a lawsuit filed by civil society organizations and human rights defenders against a regulation that allows the military to the progressive use of force. In their presentation, the plaintiff institutions indicated that the norm approved by a ministerial agreement violates the Constitution by authorizing the Armed Forces to play a complementary role in maintaining internal order. Human Rights Watch warned of the risk of encouraging the use of lethal force and urged Ecuador to nullify the regulation. The suspension is temporary until the Court decides on the constitutionality of the regulations.