VANNUCCINI S. – Gonzales Lluy et al. v. Ecuador: The First Judgment of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Declaring Violation of Article 13 (Right to Education) of the Protocol of San Salvador
In 1998, Talía Gabriela Gonzales Lluy, a three-year-old girl, had been diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a hemorrhagic disorder requiring blood and platelets transfusion urgently. Nevertheless, the donated blood had been transfused into her body without having being tested previously. As a result, Talía had been contaminated with HIV-infected blood.
When she had begun attending primary school, she had faced hostile climate and discrimination within the educational environment, and had been barred from attending classes owing to her medical condition.
In 2015, in the case of Gonzales Lluy et al. v. Ecuador, for the first time, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights stated violation of Article 13 (Right to Education) of the Protocol of San Salvador.[…]