This case is about the arbitrary arrest, and death while under arrest, in Argentina of a person of African descent. The State admitted responsibility for neglecting to protect the victim’s rights to personal liberty and equal protection (Articles 7 and 24 of the American Convention), and that the victim had been targeted because of his race and arrested arbitrarily. Eventually, the Court found the State in violation of several articles of the American Convention.
Case Summary: Acosta Martínez et al. v. Argentina