CASE OF SUÁREZ PERALTA V. ECUADOR
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I INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE AND PURPOSE OF THE DISPUTE ............................4
II PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COURT ..................................................................... 6
III PRELIMINARY OBJECTIONS ............................................................................... 7
A.
The inclusion of the presumed violation of the right to personal integrity........ Error!
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Arguments of the Commission and of the parties Error! Bookmark not defined.
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Considerations of the Court .............................. Error! Bookmark not defined.
B.
Request to include other presumed victims in the caseError!
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Arguments of the Commission and of the parties Error! Bookmark not defined.
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Considerations of the Court .............................. Error! Bookmark not defined.
IV COMPETENCE .................................................................................................... 10
V EVIDENCE ......................................................................................................... 10
A.
Documentary, testimonial and expert evidence ....... Error! Bookmark not defined.
B.
Admission of the evidence .................................... Error! Bookmark not defined.
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Admission of the documentary evidence ...................................................... 11
2.
Admission of the statements of the presumed victim and of an expert witness
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VI PROVEN FACTS ................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.
A.
Background information and surgical operation ....... Error! Bookmark not defined.
B.
Facts subsequent to the operation ......................... Error! Bookmark not defined.
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The judicial proceedings regarding the facts of the caseError!
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The Minchala Clinic .............................................. Error! Bookmark not defined.
VII SCOPE OF THE “COMPLIANCE AGREEMENT’’ ..... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.
Agreement on compliance with the recommendations contained in the Commission’s
Merits Report ........................................................................................................ 23
B.
Arguments of the Commission and of the parties .... Error! Bookmark not defined.
C.
Considerations of the Court .................................. Error! Bookmark not defined.

VIII RIGHT TO JUDICIAL GUARANTEES AND TO JUDICIAL PROTECTIONERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DE
A.
Arguments of the parties and of the Commission .............................................. 27
B.
Considerations of the Court .................................. Error! Bookmark not defined.
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Due diligence and a reasonable time in the investigation and the criminal
proceedings ............................................................. Error! Bookmark not defined.
2.
The alleged available remedies ......................... Error! Bookmark not defined.
a) The request to fine the Criminal Judge ......................................................... 31
b) The appeal against the prescription, civil action for reparation, and recusal ...... 31
3.
Conclusion ..................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined.
IX RIGHT TO PERSONAL INTEGRITY ....................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.
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B.

Arguments of the Commission and of the parties .... Error! Bookmark not defined.
General considerations of the Court ....................... Error! Bookmark not defined.
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