On April 19, 1999, the Argentine Federal Police conducted a massive detention of more than eighty persons in Buenos Aires including Mr. Walter David Bulacio, a seventeen year-old male, who was severely beaten at the police station. He was subsequently released with other detainees without any criminal charges filed against them, and died a couple days later from complications of the beating. Mr. Bulacio’s family filed a civil suit against the Federal Argentine Police in 1993, which was still pending at the date of this judgment in 2003. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights.
Case Summary: Bulacio v. Argentina, Case Summary