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News from Latin America: How to Sell Out Your Country With Just One Word



The new constitution equates “treaties” and “international human rights instruments” in ways that would make New York lobbyists proud. The second chapter of article 417 of the recently approved Constitution of Ecuador reads: “The international treaties ratified by Ecuador will be subject to the established tenets of the Constitution. In the ease of treaties and other international human rights instruments, these principles will be understood to be pro-human, non-restricting of rights, of direct applicability and …

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How to Sell Out Your Country With Just One Word



13 October 2008 — Vol. 10/ No. 43 The second chapter of article 417 of the recently approved Constitution of Ecuador reads: “The international treaties ratified by Ecuador will be subject to the established tenets of the Constitution. In the case of treaties and other international human rights instruments, these principles will be understood to be pro-human, non-restricting of rights, of direct applicability and of open clause in the Constitution.” Notice how “international treaties” and …

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