Despite formal promises, President Moreno had yet to put in place policies to regulate extractive industries that protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples. Concerns remained regarding the lack of appropriate protection mechanisms to safeguard the lives and physical safety of human rights defenders and to ensure effective investigations into threats and attacks against them, particularly those working to defend Indigenous People’s rights, the territory and the environment.
Death penalty status
Abolitionist for all crimes
Does not use the death penalty
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