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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Rules on Irregular Migrants' Rights

We conclude this year with some good news from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica, which just handed down a landmark case regarding the human rights of irregular migrants. In the case Vélez Loor v. Panamá, published 10 December 2010, the Court held that Panamá was liable for a breach of the American Convention on Human Rights for the deprivation of liberty of the plaintiff, who was an irregular Ecuadorian migrant (see here for the judgment and here for the press release, both in Spanish). The Court emphasized that while States are allowed to establish mechanism to…