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American Court Opens Historic Hearing into Venezuela Rape and Torture Case

Linda Loaiza is challenging the Venezuelan state in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights over failure to deliver justice in case that highlights impunity on violence against women.
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Feb 6, 2018
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Venezuela
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Research, Analysis, Reports

Proposals for Analysis and Monitoring of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights' "Cotton Field" Case Sentence, Regarding Human Rights Violations Committed by the Mexican State | Heinrich Böll Stiftung

The objective of this publication is to aid closer understanding of the contents and the monitoring of the judgment. Points and proposals that seek to facilitate analysis and debate of the sentence are highlighted.
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Feb 9, 2010
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Mexico
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Jurisprudence

Landmark Case for Victims of Femicide in Guatemala | Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights 2015

The IACHR issued a landmark ruling in a case against the government of Guatemala for the disappearance and murder of 19-year old Claudina Isabel Velásquez Paiz on August 13, 2005.
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Dec 22, 2015
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Guatemala
Saide Mobayed's insight:
“With this decision the Court has sent a very clear message to all governments in the region that they have a strict duty of due diligence and must act immediately from the first moment they receive notice of a potential situation of violence against women.” Santiago A. Canton, Executive Director of Robert F. Kennedy Partners for Human Rights

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