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Tania Banuelos Mejia

Cacho Ribeiro v Mexico, Admissibility and merits, UN Doc CCPR/C/123/D/2767/2016, IHRL 4185 (UNHRC 2018), 17th July 2018, United Nations [UN]; United Nations General Assembly [UNGA]; United Nations Human Rights Council [UNHRC]

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 January 2022

Whether the arrest of a journalist following the publication of their book constituted arbitrary detention and violated the principle of legality and their freedom of expression under Articles 9, 15(1), and 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (‘ICCPR’).

Whether the ill-treatment and sexual abuse of a female journalist during detention amounted to gender-based violence, torture, and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment, and restricted her freedom of movement, in violation of Articles 7, 10, and 12 of the ICCPR.

Whether the manner in which the judicial system handled a case, and related subsequent complaints, violated a complainant’s right to due process under Article 14 (1) of the ICCPR, and whether related investigations were unjustifiably prolonged and ineffective, in violation of Article 2(3) of the ICCPR.

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