INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS CASE OF MEJÍA IDROVO v. ECUADOR I. Introduction to the case and purpose of the controversy………..…………… 3 II. Proceedings before the Court………………………………………………………... 4 III.Preliminary objections…………………………………………………………………. 5 COURT OF APPEALS OR OF FOURTH INSTANCE………………………………………...….. NON-EXHAUSTION OF DOMESTIC REMEDIES………………………………………………... 5 8 A. B. IV. Jurisdiction……………….……………………………………………………….......… 11 V. Evidence…………………………………………………………………….……………… 11 A. B. C. STATEMENT BY THE ALLEGED VICTIM AND EXPERT EVIDENCE……………………….… ADMISSION OF THE DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE………………………………………...… 11 12 ADMISSION OF THE STATEMENT OF THE ALLEGED VICTIM AND EXPERT EVIDENCE……………………………………………………………………………………….……… 14 VI. Articles 8 and 25 of the American Convention……………………..……………… 14 A. B. C. VII. VIII. 14 21 22 22 27 29 31 Obligation to Adopt Domestic legal effects and Equal Protection Before The law (Articles 2 and 24 of the American Convention)…………………………………………………………..… 35 Reparations (Application of Article 63(1) of the American Convention)……………………………………………………………………….... 38 A. B. C. D. E. F. IX. RELEVANT FACTS………………………………………………………..…………………………. PROCEDURAL GUARANTEES IN THE PROCEESING OF THE CASE WITH THE COUNCIL OF GENERAL OFFICERS OF THE LAND FORCES, AND BEFORE THE CONSTITUTIONAL TRIBUNAL (ARTICLE 8 OF THE AMERICAN CONVENTION)……………………………………………………………………………..…… a) Lack of motive before the Council of General Officers of the Land Forces……………………………………………………………..….… b) Irregularities in the processing before the Constitutional Tribunal………………………………………………………………………………. EFFECTIVE JUDICIAL PROTECTION IN THE EXECUTION OF THE RULINGS (ARTICLE 25 OF THE AMERICAN CONVENTION)…………………………………………………………………………….……... a) Effectiveness of the motion on unconstitutionality (Article 25(1) of the American Convention)……………………………………………………..………….… b) Effective judicial protection in the execution of the domestic rulings (Articles 25(1)(c))…………………………………………………….… INJURED PARTY…………………………………………………………………………………….… COMPREHENSIVE MEASURES OF REPARATION: RESTITUTION AND SATISFACTION…………………………………………………………………………………….…… OTHER REQUESTED MEASURES OF REPARATION……………………………………………… COMPENSATION FOR NON-PECUNIARY DAMAGES……………………………………….…… COSTS AND EXPENSES. …………………………………………………………………………… METHOD OF COMPLIANCE OF THE PAYMENTS ORDERED…………………………………… Operative Paragraphs……………………………………………………………… 2 39 40 42 43 46 47 48

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