Whether the application of criminal sanctions for libel and defamation and long-lasting civil proceedings for the same acts violated freedom of thought and expression, as protected under Article 13 of the American Convention on Human Rights (‘ACHR’).
Whether failure to apply a provision that decriminalized statements on matters of public interest and opinion violated the right to legality and to the retroactivity of the more favourable criminal provision in line with Article 9 of the ACHR.
Whether the continuance of civil proceedings for an unreasonable time and the application of extensive precautionary measures on the assets of defendants violated the right to a fair trial within a reasonable time and the right to property, protected by Articles 8.1 and 21 of the ACHR.
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