Kimel v. Argentina

A well-known journalist, writer, and investigative historian published a book describing the findings of his research into the murder of five clergymen, criticizing how the authorities handled the case. On October 28, 1991, the State brought criminal proceedings against him for libel. Upon the conclusion of the criminal proceedings, he was convicted of libel and sentenced to one-year imprisonment and payment of $ 20,000.00 as damages. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights.

Case Summary: Kimel v. Argentina

Year: 
2008
Country: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
Partial Acceptance
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
No
Case Summary: 
Yes

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