In June 2000, Dominican army soldiers opened fire on a truck that was trying to smuggle into the country a group of Haitians, causing seven persons to lose their lives and several more injuries. The shooting was adjudicated by military justice system, which acquitted the soldiers involved. Some of the surviving victims suffered violations of personal liberty, judicial guarantees, and judicial protection because they were summarily expelled from the Dominican Republic. The facts of this case occurred within the context of more general discrimination against persons of Haitian origin, as well as the deportation of Haitians from the Dominican Republic.
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
Article 7(5) Right to Be Promptly Brought Before a Judge and Right to a Trial Within Reasonable Time
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?