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Chapter: 

III. Governance issues

International obligations

Ecuador signed the American Convention on Human Rights on November 22, 1969.1 The Convention provides that every person has "the right to have his honor respected and his dignity recognized." Additionally, "no one may be the object of arbitrary or abusive interference with his private life, his family, his home, or his correspondence, or of unlawful attacks on his honor or reputation. And everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks."