Hilaire, Constantine, Benjamin y otrosProvisional Measure
The request for protection concerns Wenceslaus James, Anthony Briggs, Noel Anderson, Anthony Garcia and Christopher Bethel (among others) who face the death penalty in Trinidad and Tobago. The protective measures seek to halt the executions and to ensure that the state does not violate a potential future decision by the organs of the inter-American system around its responsibility to protect the right to life, as well as to allow for adequate reparations.
In April 2009, the Inter-American Court decided to lift the protection measures for a group of beneficiaries, establishing that the follow-up would be within monitoring compliance with the merits sentence in the Hilaire, Constantine, Benjamín and others Case.
In that same procedural step, the Inter-American Court decided to maintain protection in favor of a group of seven victims, ordering to change the name of the case to “Dottin et al”.
Finally, the Inter-American Court lifted all the measures in April 2013, closing the entire process.
- PM request
- May 22, 1998
- PM adoption
- May 27, 1998
- PM lifted
- Apr 3, 2009
- Death penalty