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Click to expand Image Soldiers in riot gear arrive to reinforce authorities after street merchants protested the seizure of their merchandise by the municipal police of Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Ecuador’s Constitutional Court holds a public hearing today to discuss whether a recent ministerial resolution giving the military broad powers to use lethal force is constitutional. The resolution also allows armed forces to participate in public security operations. Both aspects of the resolution raise serious concerns under international human rights standards . The May 29 resolution by the Ministry of Defense broadly authorizes military use of force in “meetings, demonstrations... Full story

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