Contents
INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE AND PURPOSE OF THE DISPUTE ................................................................................ 3
PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COURT .......................................................................................................................... 4
PRELIMINARY OBJECTION OF “FOURTH INSTANCE” ................................................................................................. 5
COMPETENCE .......................................................................................................................................................... 7
EVIDENCE................................................................................................................................................................. 8
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DOCUMENTARY, TESTIMONIAL AND EXPERT EVIDENCE, ....................................................................... 8
ADMISSION OF THE DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE ................................................................................................... 8
ADMISSION OF THE STATEMENTS OF THE PRESUMED VICTIMS AND THE EXPERT OPINION ............................. 9

VI ............................................................................................................................................................................. 9
1. DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY AND SUBSEQUENT DEATH OF MR. PALMA MENDOZA ............................................. 9
2. INVESTIGATION OF THE FACTS, DISCOVERY OF MR. PALMA MENDOZA’S BODY AND ITS SUBSEQUENT IDENTIFICATION ................. 10
RIGHTS TO JUDICIAL GUARANTEES AND JUDICIAL PROTECTION IN RELATION TO THE RIGHT TO LIFE AND THE
OBLIGATION TO RESPECT AND GUARANTEE RIGHTS AND TO ADOPT PROVISIONS OF DOMESTIC LAW ................. 22
(ARTICLES 8, 25, 4, 1(1) AND 2 OF THE AMERICAN CONVENTION) ......................................................................... 22
2. RIGHTS TO JUDICIAL GUARANTEES AND TO JUDICIAL PROTECTION, IN RELATION TO THE OBLIGATION TO INVESTIGATE THE FACTS
(ARTICLES 8 AND 25 OF THE AMERICAN CONVENTION, IN RELATION TO ARTICLES 1(1) AND 2 OF THIS TREATY)................................ 27
2.1. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING THE OBLIGATION TO INVESTIGATE ....................................................................... 27
2.2
APPLICATIONS FOR HABEAS CORPUS FILED IN THIS CASE........................................................................... 28
2.3. INVESTIGATION CONDUCTED FOLLOWING THE DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY OF MR. PALMA MENDOZA ..................................... 29
2.4. DISCOVERY AND IDENTIFICATION OF MR. PALMA MENDOZA’S BODY................................................................................... 30
2.5 DETERMINATION OF PERPETRATORS AND PARTICIPANTS IN THE FACTS .............................................................................. 30
2.6. OBLIGATION TO CONDUCT THE INVESTIGATION WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME ......................................................................... 32
VIII ......................................................................................................................................................................... 32
RIGHT TO PERSONAL INTEGRITY OF THE NEXT OF KIN OF MR. PALMA MENDOZA IN RELATION TO THE
OBLIGATION TO RESPECT RIGHTS (ARTICLES 5 AND 1(1) OF THE AMERICAN CONVENTION) .................................. 32
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OPERATIVE PARAGRAPHS ...................................................................................................................................... 33

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