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UN recommends urgent resolution to Ecuador rule of law crisis

[JURIST] A UN legal expert has recommended urgent action be taken to restore the rule of law in Ecuador following last December's Congressional ouster of 27 of 31 Supreme Court judges [JURIST report]. The Special Rapporteur of the UN Commission on Human Rights on the independence of judges and lawyers [official website], Leandro Despouy, concluded in a report that the country's Congress had failed to replace the judges, simply establishing rules for a new selection committee, violating UN principles and international norms. UN News Centre has more, including Despouy's report on his recent visit to Ecuador.

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