Peruvian lawyer Julissa Mantilla Falcon ruled to withdraw his candidature for re-election in Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) And confirmed that he found out about the government’s decision on social networks.
In a statement, she confirmed that she would continue to work for human rights, equality, and non-discrimination against women and vulnerable groups until the last day of her mandate as Commissioner.
“I would like to thank the calls, messages, and many expressions of solidarity received in response to the decision of the State of Peru to withdraw its candidacy for re-election to the IACHR. For the sake of greater transparency, I must state that I am deeply moved by this decision. Found out about through social networks.” he pointed out.
“As has been my performance as Commissioner, I developed my campaign with integrity and honesty, without violating Art. 17.2 of the IACHR Regulation which prohibits Commissioners from participating in issues concerning our countries of origin”He added.
The decision of Peru’s executive was criticized by the former president of the Council of Ministers. Violet Bermudez described on their Twitter accounts an “arbitrary” Measure.
“an arbitrary decision that harms Peru and mistreats an honest professional”former prime minister in the government of Francisco Sagas,
Peru withdraws its candidacy for re-election
Last Friday, the government of the President in the Boulevard decided to withdraw Julissa Mantilla as a candidate for Commissioner of IACHR, The reason why the executive power decided not to support his candidacy has not been specified.
However, Gustavo Adrianzen, who is in charge of Peru’s permanent representation, informed the decision Organization of American States (OAS) And so for the other member states.
It is worth remembering that Julisa Mantilla was the first Peruvian woman to become president. IACHR, He was elected as a member of the said body for the period 2020-2023
Presented by the Peruvian government Mantilla Falcon became a member of IACHR in February 2019An autonomous body of the OAS that seeks to promote the observance and protection of human rights in the region.
The IACHR is composed of seven members with four-year terms with the possibility of consecutive re-election for a single additional term.