On November 25, 1996, Mr. Gustavo Adolfo Cesti Hurtado, a retired member of the Peruvian Army, was brought before the military justice system, charged with fraud and dereliction of duty. Despite a decision in a habeas corpus action ordering Mr. Cesti Hurtado not to be tried under the military justice system, Mr. Cesti Hurtado was arrested, deprived of his liberty, and sentenced in violation of the American Convention on Human Rights.
Case Summary: Cesti Hurtado v. Peru, Case Summary
Violations Against The Inter-American Convention On Human Rights
Article 7(2) Prohibition of Deprivation of Liberty Unless for Reasons and Conditions Previously Established by Law
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?