Barreto Leiva v. Venezuela

This is an unusual case for the Court as it deals with the prosecution and trial of a high level State official, who had been accused, together with the President of Venezuela, of embezzlement. In the judgment on the merits the Court discussed at length the scope of due process rights. It eventually found violation of some rights protected by the American Convention on Human Rights, but all those the Commission claimed to have been violated.

Case Summary: Barreto Leiva v. Venezuela, Case Summary

Year: 
2009
Country: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
No
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
No
Case Summary: 
Yes

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