Ricardo Canese v. Paraguay

In August 1992, during the electoral debates leading up to the 1993 Paraguayan presidential elections, Ricardo Canese questioned presidential candidate Juan Carlos Wasmosy's stability and integrity. Several Paraguayen newspapers published Canese's statements, which lead to him being tried and sent to prison for slander. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights. 

Case Summary: Ricardo Canese v. Paraguay, Case Summary

Year: 
2004
Country: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
No
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
No
Reparations: 
Case Summary: 
Yes

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