Bolivia: UN Human Rights Committee concludes that the political rights of two former lawmakers were violated

18 de April, 2018

Photo: UN PhotoGENEVA (18 April 2018) – In two decisions made public today, the UN Human Rights Committee concluded that Bolivia violated the political rights of two former members of the Bolivian Congress, who were barred from running for mayors in their respective cities in the 2015 sub-national elections.

The Human Rights committee found a violation of the political rights of former lawmakers Rebeca Elvira Delgado Burgoa and Eduardo Humberto Maldonado Iporre, after examining the complaints they submitted to the Committee, in accordance with the Optional Protocol of the International Convenant of Civil and Political Rights.

The decisions of the committee are available here:

More information (in Spanish):  

Source: OHCHR

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