Organization of American States
GT/CDI-3/01 add. 1
6 August 2001
Working Group to Study the Draft Inter-American Democratic
GENERAL OBSERVATIONS BY THE MEMBER STATES ON CONSULTATIONS WITH
Inter-American Juridical Committee
Permanent Mission OF ECUADOR
TO THE Organization of American States
July 31, 2001
I have the honor to address Your Excellency to acknowledge receipt of
your kind note of July 27, in which you advised me of the wise decision, taken by you and
the chair and vice chairs of the Working Group that will approve the draft Inter-American
Democratic Charter, to travel to the headquarters of the Inter-American Juridical
Committee to hold an open dialogue with that Committee on the nature, form, and content of
the Charter and the procedure for its approval.
I say the decision is wise because, considering the serious and urgent
nature of the commitment made by the Permanent Council on the matter, it is essential that
the consultations be carried out as thoroughly, effectively, and expeditiously as
To that end, and with thanks for your kind invitation, I am very
pleased to attach hereto the document Statement by the Permanent Mission of Ecuador on
the Inter-American Democratic Charter, which, at the request of some of my
distinguished colleagues, I had the pleasure of presenting recently.
I wish you the greatest success in this important endeavor.
Accept, Excellency, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.
Blasco M. Peñaherrera P.
Ambassador, Permanent Representative
Ambassador Hernán R. Castro
Permanent Representative of Costa Rica
to the Organization of American States
Chair of the Permanent Council