Vera Vera et al. v. Ecuador

On April 12, 1993, Mr. Pedro Miguel Vera Vera was detained by the national police in Santo Domingo de los Colorados as he was being chased and accused of assault. When the police detained him, they noticed he had a gun shot wound. Although he was taken to the Hospital, he was released the next day and taken to a detention center. Mr. Vera Vera died on April 22, 1993. The Commission referred to human rights violations in Ecuadorian prisons regarding overpopulation, poor provision of prison health equipment and medicine, and the lack of minimum requirements (e.g. access to medical care). The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights. 

Case Summary: Vera Vera et al. v. Ecuador 

Year: 
2011
Country: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
No
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
Yes
Case Summary: 
Yes

Find A Case

Advanced Search

Try Advanced Search for more search options.

Contact Information

IACHR Project
Contact Information

Loyola Law School

919 Albany St.

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Find us on Facebook!