This case concerns the arbitrary dismissal of 270 government employees that participated in a demonstration for labor rights and were subsequently accused of complicity for perpetrating a military coup. In this case, the Court had the opportunity to rule on violations of certain articles of the American Convention that are seldom invoked, such as Article 10 (Right to Compensation), Article 15 (Right of Assembly) and Article 16 (Freedom of Association), as well as matters of litispendence and the Court’s power to monitor compliance with its own judgments. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights.
Case Summary: Baena Ricardo et al. v. Panama, Case Summary