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International Court of Justice denies provisional measures against Ecuador

López Obrador trusts that the final resolution of the International Court of Justice for the invasion of the Mexican embassy in Ecuador will be in favor of Mexico

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) rejected this Thursday Mexico's request for provisional measures against Ecuador, after the assault on its embassy in Quito, review agencies.

The international court did not consider that there is “urgency” or a “real and imminent risk” that requires issuing the precautionary measures requested by Mexico in response to the assault on its embassy in Quito.

“The circumstances as they are presented before the Court are not such as to require the exercise of its power” to indicate precautionary measures against the Ecuadorian Government for attacking the Mexican Embassy in Quito and kidnapping Jorge Glas, former vice president of Rafael Correa (2007-2017), on April 5.

On April 11, Mexico sued Ecuador before the ICJ for violating international standards on the inviolability of diplomatic headquarters, and requested that it “guarantee the full protection and security of the diplomatic headquarters, the property located therein, and files, protecting them from any form of intrusion.”

Likewise, it demanded that the government of Daniel Noboa authorize the Mexican government to empty the diplomatic headquarters and the private residence of diplomatic agents; to ensure that no measure is adopted that could prejudice the rights of Mexico in relation to any decision that the Court may issue on the merits; and to refrain from any act or conduct that could aggravate or extend the controversy before this court.

Litigation, Arbitration

Judge Nawaf Salam, president of the Court, who read the resolution, explained that the Court did not find a situation of real risk, which is why it refused to issue the provisional measures that Mexico proposed.

However, the Court considered it necessary to underline the fundamental importance of the principles enshrined in the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, for the development of relations between States.

The ICJ will still have to analyze Mexico's claim, which among other points asks for suspension of Ecuador as a member of the UN until issuing a public apology.

Mexico reaction

The legal consultant of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Alejandro Celorio Alcántara, spoke online to express that his country achieved two victories with the ICJ decision.

For his part, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador asserted that the trial against Ecuador has not yet ended and he trusts that the final resolution of the International Court of Justice will be in favor of Mexico.

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