Former employees of the Municipality of Lima sued for reinstatement after they were dismissed for one or more of the following reasons: 1) the failure to take examinations ordered by the Municipality; 2) their participation in a union strike; or 3) the liquidation of the Lima Municipal Cleaning Services Organization. Between 1996 and 2000, the judges of the domestic courts of Lima, the Supreme Court of Justice of Lima, and the Constitutional Court of Peru ordered the reinstatement of these workers and directed that another group of workers be paid compensation, bonuses, allowances, incentives, and other benefits acknowledged in agreements signed with the union between 1989 and 1995. The State failed to comply with these orders. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights.
Case Summary: Acevedo Jaramillo et al. v. Peru, Case Summary