Gavel: The State of Chile as being responsible for the violation of the Right to Equality

In the Case Atala Riffo and daughters v. Chile the decision recognized for the first time sexual orientation as a category protected by the American Convention on Human Rights. It declares the State of Chile as being responsible for the violation of the right to equality, and of privacy and family by the Supreme Courts decision to withdraw custody of the three youngest daughters of mrs. atala because she was living with her same-sex partner. (Chile, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, 2012-02-02)

The decision was taken by Judges:

  • Diego García-Sayán
  • Manuel E. Ventura Robles
  • Leonardo Alberto Franco
  • Margarette May Macaulay
  • Rhadys Iris Abreu Blondet
  • Rhadys Iris Abreu Blondet
  • Alberto Pérez Pérez

 Get more from this and other decisions at http://www.womenslinkworldwide.org/wlw/new.php?modo=premios

(If you want to read this post in Spanish)

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