In this case, a law from 1979 allowed persons who retired from the Office of the Comptroller General to collect a pension equal to the salary of an employee performing the same or similar function to the one he or she performed at the time of his or her retirement. This law was replaced in 1992 by a new law that eliminated the right of a pensioner to continue receiving the amount received under the old law. Two hundred seventy-three members of the Association of Discharged or Retired Employees of the Comptroller General of the Republic brought suit to collect pension benefits that were owed to them under the old law. The State failed to honor the judgment delivered by the Constitutional Court of Perú on October 21, 1997 and January 26, 2001 ordering the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic to comply with the payment to the alleged victims of the salaries and wages, benefits, and bonuses received by the active employees of that office performing functions identical, similar, or equivalent to those that the discharged or retired employees performed. The Court found the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights.
Case Summary: Acevedo Buendía et al. v. Peru, Case Summary