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Proposals for analysis and monitoring of the IACHR's "Cotton Field" case sentence

Heinrich Böll Stiftung

Latin America and the Caribbean


The objective of this publication is to aid closer understanding of the contents and the monitoring of the Cotton Case judgement. Points and proposals that seek to facilitate analysis and debate of the sentence are highlighted.

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Heinrich Böll Stiftung
On December 10, 2009, the day that commemorates ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Court) issued the judgement of the “Cotton Field” case, condemning the Mexican State for violating the human rights of three women who were disappeared, tortured (the Court uses the terms ‘battered’ and ‘abused’), and murdered in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, as well as for the violation of the human rights of their mothers and next of kin.




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