Fontevecchia and D’Amico v. Argentina

This case involves the State's violation of freedom of thought and expression of Mr. Jorge Fontevecchia and Mr. Héctor D’Amico, director and editor, respectively, of the Magazine Noticias, after they published an article on November 1995 that referred to the existence of an illegitimate child belonging to Mr. Carlos Saúl Menem, the President of Argentina at that time. A civil sentence was imposed on the journalists for a violation of Mr. Menem’s private life. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights.

Case Summary: Fontevecchia and D’Amico v. Argentina

Year: 
2011
Country: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
No
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
No
Case Summary: 
Yes

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Los Angeles, CA 90015

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