Vélez Loor v. Panama

This is the case of an Ecuadorian citizen who entered Panama illegally three times. He was expelled two times but at the third time he was arrested, tried and detained. Mr. Vélez Loor was sentenced to a 2-year prison term and allegedly tortured and mistreated. On September 10, 2003, Mr. Vélez Loor was deported back to Ecuador. The Court held that Panama was liable for the breach of the American Convention on Human Rights and the American Convention on Forced Disapperance of Persons.  

Case Summary: Vélez Loor v. Panama, Case Summary

Year: 
2010
Country: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
Partial Acceptance
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
Yes
Case Summary: 
Yes

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