TABLE OF CONTENTS I INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE AND PURPOSE OF THE DISPUTE ... ¡Error! Marcador no definido. II PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COURT ..................................................................... 4 III JURISDICTION ................................................................................................... 6 IV PRELIMINARY OBJECTIONS ................................................................................ 6 A. Request to review the legality of the submission of the case to the Inter-American Court ........................................................................................................................ 6 A.1 Arguments of the parties and of the Commission .................................................... 6 A.2 Considerations of the Court .................................................................................. 7 B. Preliminary objection of the “fourth instance” and complementarity of the interAmerican system ........................................................................................................ 8 B.1 Arguments of the parties and of the Commission .................................................... 8 B.2 Considerations of the Court .................................................................................. 8 V PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS ......................................................................... 9 A. The factual framework of the case .............................¡Error! Marcador no definido. A.1 Arguments of the parties and of the Commission .................................................... 9 A.2 Considerations of the Court ................................................................................ 10 B. Review of the legality of the Commission’s actions .......¡Error! Marcador no definido. VI EVIDENCE ......................................................................................................... 12 A. Admission of the documentary evidence .....................¡Error! Marcador no definido. B. Admissibility of the testimonial and expert evidence .....¡Error! Marcador no definido. VII FACTS .............................................................................................................. 14 A. Judge Urrutia Laubreaux and the academic paper sent to the Supreme Court of Justice of Chile ................................................................................................................... 14 B. The disciplinary proceedings brought against Judge Urrutia Laubreaux .................... 14 VIII MERITS .......................................................................................................... 17 VIII-1 RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF THOUGHT AND EXPRESSION ............................... 18 Arguments of the parties and the Commission ...................................................... 18 Considerations of the Court ................................................................................ 19 VIII-2 RIGHT TO JUDICIAL GUARANTEES AND ALLEGED VIOLATION OF JUDICIAL PROTECTION ......................................................................................................... 25 A. Arguments of the parties and of the Commission .................................................. 25 B. Considerations of the Court ................................................................................ 26 B.1. Right to prior notification in detail of the charges and adequate time and means for defense ................................................................................................................... 29 B.2. Right to an impartial disciplinary authority ........................................................... 30 VIII-3 THE PRINCIPLE OF LEGALITY AND THE OBLIGATION TO ADOPT DOMESTIC LEGAL PROVISIONS ............................................................................................... 33 Arguments of the parties and of the Commission .................................................. 33 Considerations of the Court ................................................................................ 33 IX REPARATIONS................................................................................................... 36 A. Injured party ..........................................................¡Error! Marcador no definido. B. Measure of satisfaction ...................................................................................... 36 Guarantees of non-repetition.....................................¡Error! Marcador no definido. C.1. Adaptation of domestic law ................................................................................. 37 Other measures requested ........................................¡Error! Marcador no definido. Compensation .................................................................................................. 38 E.1 Pecuniary damage ............................................................................................ 39 E.2 Non-pecuniary damage ..................................................................................... 39 Costs and expenses .................................................¡Error! Marcador no definido. Method of compliance with the payments ordered ................................................. 40 2

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