Latin America and the Caribbean
“Legal professional privilege,” or “attorney-client privilege,” as it is often called in domestic legal systems, includes the right of noninterference in communications between clients and their legal advisers, as well as the right of confidentiality of such communications. They are essential conditions for the legal profession and well-protected principles in national, regional, and international legal orders, which only allow for exceptional restrictions.
On April 17, 2015, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) rendered its resolution in the monitoring of Chile’s implementation of the reparations ordered in García Lucero v. Chile. The IACtHR had ordered Chile to grant Leopoldo Guillermo García Lucero reparations on August 28, 2013. The Court had found Chile responsible for not investigating the torture of García Lucero.