Last Temptation of Christ (Olmedo Bustos et al.) v. Chile

This case concerns the Court of Appeals of Santiago's January 20, 1997 judgment, and that judgment's confirmation by the Supreme Court of Chile on June 20, 1997, annulling the Cinematographic Classification Council of Chile's decision to screen the film, "The Last Temptation of Christ." On November 17, 1999, the Chamber of Deputies adopted a draft constitutional reform intended to eliminate cinematographic censorship, but up until February 5, 2001, the date on which the Inter-American Court of Human Rights's judgment was delivered, the steps for the adoption of the draft constitutional reform had not been completed. The victims and their representatives submitted the case to the Court to seek a judgment declaring that the State's censorship violated the American Convention on Human Rights and to justify the expenses incurred while processing the different domestic and international procedures.

Case Summary: "The Last Temptation of Christ" (Olmedo Bustos et al.) v. Chile, Case Summary

Year: 
2001
Country: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
No
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
No
Case Summary: 
Yes

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