Table of Contents
I INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE AND PURPOSE OF THE CONTROVERSY........................................ 3
II PROCEDURE BEFORE THE COURT ............................................................................................ 4
III JURISDICTION ....................................................................................................................... 6
IV PRIOR CONSIDERATION V ..................................................................................................... 6
EVIDENCE ................................................................................................................................. 7
A)
Admissibility of the documentary evidence ..................................................... 7
B) Admissibility of the statements offered ................................................................ 8

VI ......................................................................................................................................................... 9
FACTS ................................................................................................................................................... 9
A)
B)
C)

The González family ........................................................................................ 9
Relevant domestic legal order with respect to the deprivation of liberty ......... 9
The detentions and the procedure followed for the presumed victims .......... 10

C.1. Deprivation of liberty of Belkis, María Angélica and Fernando González .......... 11
C.2 Deprivation of liberty of Wilmer Antonio Barliza González, Luis Guillermo
González and Olimpiades González ............................................................................. 14
C.3 Continuation and finalization of the criminal proceedings ................................... 17
D)
E)

The request for compensation ....................................................................... 19
Olimpiades González ..................................................................................... 20

VII ...................................................................................................................................................... 22
MERITS .............................................................................................................................................. 22
VII.1 ................................................................................................................................................... 23
RIGHTS TO PERSONAL LIBERTY, TO JUDICIAL GUARANTEES AND TO JUDICIAL PROTECTION .......... 23
A)
B)

Arguments of the Commission and of the parties .......................................... 23
Considerations of the Court ........................................................................... 25

B.1 Initial detentions .................................................................................................... 29
B.2 Preventive deprivations of liberty .......................................................................... 31
B.3 Right to appeal the detentions ................................................................................ 34
B.4 Conclusion ............................................................................................................. 35
VII.2 ................................................................................................................................................... 36
RIGHT TO PERSONAL INTEGRITY AND THE PROHIBITION OF TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL,
INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT .......................................................................................... 36
A)
B)

Arguments of the Commission and of the parties .......................................... 36
Considerations of the Court ........................................................................... 36

B.1 General guidelines on the right to personal integrity, the separation of persons
being prosecuted from those already convicted and the prohibition of torture and
other cruel treatment .................................................................................................... 37
B.2 Analysis of the facts of the case ............................................................................. 38
B.3. Conclusion ............................................................................................................ 40
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