According to the Italian jurist Mauro Cappelletti, amparo constitutes the "constitutional jurisdiction of freedom", being a procedural instrument designed specifically to protect those rights.
Although no formal complaint was filed against the judges, a criminal action had been brought against them and in spite of this they participated in the Constitutional Court's decision to reject the authors' amparo application.
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As repeatedly explained, there are outside control organs such as the Constitutional Chamber to receive habeas corpus and amparo appeals, the executory or review judge, the Ombudsman's Office and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
But the Government had not allowed the case to be dropped, and an application for amparo by the rector of the Catholic University was currently pending before the Supreme Court.
On 24 April 2001, the Constitutional Court rejected the amparo application and the appeal for prorogation of the amparo application.
Please indicate whether the right to compensation is linked to the acceptance of applications for amparo and habeas corpus.
Other relevant human rights mechanisms have recommended that there should be no possibility of derogation from rights such as habeas corpus and amparo.
The International Commission of Jurists noted that the National Reconciliation Act has not been enforced adequately by the State and that the remedy of amparo is being used unlawfully or abusively to obstruct the trials of persons accused of committing serious human rights violations.
The norm which we have transcribed stipulates that amparo proceedings are brought when "the ordinary legal remedies are clearly insufficient or too slow to guarantee the fundamental rights and freedoms".