I. TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE AND PURPOSE OF THE DISPUTEError! Bookmark not defined. II. PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COURT ........................ Error! Bookmark not defined. III. COMPETENCE .................................................................................................... 7 IV. THE STATE’S ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND THE AGREEMENT ON REPARATIONS ............................ Error! Bookmark not defined. A. Arguments of the parties and of the Commission .................................................. 8 B. Considerations of the Court .............................................................................. 10 V. PRIOR CONSIDERATIONS ....................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. A. Determination of the factual framework ................... Error! Bookmark not defined. B. Regarding the alleged structural deficiencies ............ Error! Bookmark not defined. VI. EVIDENCE .............................................................. Error! Bookmark not defined. A. Documentary, testimonial and expert evidence ......... Error! Bookmark not defined. B. Admission of the evidence ...................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. B.1. Admission of the documentary evidence ......................................................... 16 B.2. Admission of the statements and the expert opinionsError! Bookmark not defined. VII. FACTS ................................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. A. Preliminary investigation and oral proceeding stage (1994 to 1998)Error! Bookmark not defined. A.1. Preliminary investigation stage ............................ Error! Bookmark not defined. A.2. Oral proceeding ................................................. Error! Bookmark not defined. A.3. Remedies filed after the oral proceeding ......................................................... 21 B. Other investigations conducted between 1994 and 1998 ...................................... 22 B.1. Administrative Inquiry No. 808.998/94 Police of the province of Buenos Aires ..... 22 B.2. Administrative Inquiry No. 357-18-000001/94 Federal Police ............................ 22 B.3. Investigation of the Special Investigative Commission of the National Congress ... 24 B.4. Proceedings No. 57,927, report of unlawful coercionError! Bookmark not defined. C. Investigations undertaken as of 1998 ................................................................ 25 C.1. Disciplinary investigation .................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. C.2. Criminal investigation ......................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. VIII. MERITS ............................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. VIII-1 RIGHT TO LIFE IN RELATION TO THE OBLIGATION TO RESPECT RIGHTS Error! Bookmark not defined. A. Arguments of the parties and of the Commission ...................................................... 31 B. Considerations of the Court ................................................................................... 32 VIII-2 RIGHTS TO JUDICIAL GUARANTEES AND TO JUDICIAL PROTECTION, IN RELATION TO THE OBLIGATION TO RESPECT AND ENSURE RIGHTS ..................... 37 A. Arguments of the parties and of the Commission ...................................................... 37 B. Considerations of the Court ................................................................................... 38 B.1. Omissions in following up lines of investigation and in collecting evidence ………… 40 B.2 Irregularities and obstructions within the investigations and the criminal proceedings….………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 42 B.3. Reasonable time .......................................................................................... 47 B.4 Consequences of the deficiencies in the investigation of the facts ........................ 47 B.5. Conclusions ................................................................................................. 49 VIII-3 RIGHT TO PERSONAL INTEGRITY OF THE VICTIM’S NEXT OF KIN ........ Error! Bookmark not defined. A. Arguments of the parties and of the Commission ................................................ 50 2

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