In this case, the Banco de Montevideo transferred funds belonging to 539 of its customers to the Trade & Commerce Bank in the Cayman Islands without their permission. An Advisory Commission was created under the Financial System Reform Law to deal with the claims of these customers. This case came before the Court because the State failed to provide the victims with an impartial hearing for their claims before the Advisory Commission. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights.
Case Summary: Barbani Duarte et al. v. Uruguay, Case Summary