INTER-AMERICANE COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS: Bulacio c. Argentine


Facts : The federal police of Argentina have conducted massive and indiscriminate arrests. Among the people arrested, Walter, David Bulacio, 17 year old at the time. He was beaten by police officers during his detention; he died because of his wounds within few hours after his release. His family has started a pursuit of the federal police of Argentina without success.

Claimants : > Centre for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), the Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS) and the Coordinadora contra la represión policial e institucional (CORREPI)

Rights at Stakes :The Right to life, right to physical integrity of the person, right to freedom, rights of the child, right to judicial guarantee and protection.

Texts : Inter-American Convention on the Human Rights (IACHR) Art 4; art 5; art 7; art 19; art 8, art 25

Solution :Violation of the article 4 (right to life), article 5 (right to physical integrity of the person), article 7 (right to freedom), article 19 (rights of the child), articles 8 et 25 (, right to judicial guarantee and protection)