On June 23, 1992, Mr. Rafael Iván Suárez Rosero was arrested without a warrant by officers of the National Police of Ecuador. He was later charged with illegal drug trafficking. At no time before or during his detention was Mr. Suárez Rosero summoned to appear before a competent judicial authority to be informed of the charges brought against him. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights.
Case Summary: Suárez Rosero v. Ecuador