IACHR presents case of journalist who died during protest in Ecuador before the Inter-American Court

  • Source: IACHR
  • November 1, 2023

“The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) presented Case 12.919 regarding Ecuador before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I/A Court) on July 9, 2023. It concerns the death of photojournalist Julio García Romero during a demonstration in 2005 and the lack of a diligent and effective investigation of what happened.


In its Merits Report, the Commission determined that the State violated the right to life of Julio García Romero; In particular, it confirmed that the use of tear gas did not comply with the principles of legality, necessity and proportionality. Furthermore, the operation was not regulated, organized, or controlled in order to protect the protesters.”

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