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Other Decisions C 446 (23/11/2021)

Authority: American Commission on Human rights

Date: 11/23/2021

Subject: The decision of the Interamerican Court of human rights, on the violation of the right to freedom of expression for the conviction of 2011 imposed to a journalist for the crime of slander against the authorities, following the publication of an article on the newspaper “El Universo”

Parties: Palacio Urrutia y otros vs. Ecuador

Original language: Spanish

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 11 Freedom of expression - Freedom of information - Art. 15 Right to work - Citizens’ rights - Art. 45 Freedom of movement - Freedom of residence - Justice - Art. 47 Right to an effective remedy before a tribunal - Art. 49 Principles of legality (nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege; lighter penalty)

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