Chaparro Álvarez and Lapo Íñiguez v. Ecuador

On September 8, 1998, Juan Carlos Chaparro Álvarez and Freddy Hernán Lapo Iñiguez were wrongfully accused of illegal drug trafficking. Both were detained for over a year for a crime they did not commit. Messrs. Chaparro and Lapo filed the recourses available to them requesting a review of the grounds for the preventive detention measure, but these recourses were unsuccessful. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights. 

Case Summary: Chaparro Álvarez and Lapo Íñiguez v. Ecuador

Year: 
2007
Country: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
Partial Acceptance
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
Yes
Separate Opinions: 
Case Summary: 
Yes

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