TABLE OF CONTENTS
I INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE AND PURPOSE OF THE DISPUTE ... ¡Error! Marcador no
definido.
II PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COURT ..................................................................... 4
III JURISDICTION ................................................................................................... 6
IV PRELIMINARY OBJECTIONS ................................................................................ 6
A.
Request to review the legality of the submission of the case to the Inter-American
Court ........................................................................................................................ 6
A.1 Arguments of the parties and of the Commission .................................................... 6
A.2 Considerations of the Court .................................................................................. 7
B.
Preliminary objection of the “fourth instance” and complementarity of the interAmerican system ........................................................................................................ 8
B.1 Arguments of the parties and of the Commission .................................................... 8
B.2 Considerations of the Court .................................................................................. 8
V PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS ......................................................................... 9
A.
The factual framework of the case .............................¡Error! Marcador no definido.
A.1 Arguments of the parties and of the Commission .................................................... 9
A.2 Considerations of the Court ................................................................................ 10
B.
Review of the legality of the Commission’s actions .......¡Error! Marcador no definido.
VI EVIDENCE ......................................................................................................... 12
A.
Admission of the documentary evidence .....................¡Error! Marcador no definido.
B.
Admissibility of the testimonial and expert evidence .....¡Error! Marcador no definido.
VII FACTS .............................................................................................................. 14
A.
Judge Urrutia Laubreaux and the academic paper sent to the Supreme Court of Justice
of Chile ................................................................................................................... 14
B.
The disciplinary proceedings brought against Judge Urrutia Laubreaux .................... 14
VIII MERITS .......................................................................................................... 17
VIII-1 RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF THOUGHT AND EXPRESSION ............................... 18
Arguments of the parties and the Commission ...................................................... 18
Considerations of the Court ................................................................................ 19
VIII-2 RIGHT TO JUDICIAL GUARANTEES AND ALLEGED VIOLATION OF JUDICIAL
PROTECTION ......................................................................................................... 25
A.
Arguments of the parties and of the Commission .................................................. 25
B.
Considerations of the Court ................................................................................ 26
B.1. Right to prior notification in detail of the charges and adequate time and means for
defense ................................................................................................................... 29
B.2. Right to an impartial disciplinary authority ........................................................... 30
VIII-3 THE PRINCIPLE OF LEGALITY AND THE OBLIGATION TO ADOPT DOMESTIC
LEGAL PROVISIONS ............................................................................................... 33
Arguments of the parties and of the Commission .................................................. 33
Considerations of the Court ................................................................................ 33
IX REPARATIONS................................................................................................... 36
A.
Injured party ..........................................................¡Error! Marcador no definido.
B.
Measure of satisfaction ...................................................................................... 36
Guarantees of non-repetition.....................................¡Error! Marcador no definido.
C.1. Adaptation of domestic law ................................................................................. 37
Other measures requested ........................................¡Error! Marcador no definido.
Compensation .................................................................................................. 38
E.1 Pecuniary damage ............................................................................................ 39
E.2 Non-pecuniary damage ..................................................................................... 39
Costs and expenses .................................................¡Error! Marcador no definido.
Method of compliance with the payments ordered ................................................. 40
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