4.1 ACHR, ICCPR 6.1


Manual on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions UN Doc E/ST/CSDHA/.12 (1991)


Principles on the Effective prevention and investigation of extra-legal, arbitrary or summary executions. Economic and Social Council-resolution 1989/65, May 24, 1989


United Nations Protocol for a Legal Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions or Minnesota Protocol

Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. UN

Working Group on Death Penalty and extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary killings in Africa

Rapporteurship on the Rights of Persons Deprived of Liberty. HR Commission


Case of Godínez Cruz v. Honduras. Merits, 20 January 1989. Series C No. 5163


Case of Neira Alegria et al v. Peru. Merits, 19 January 1995. Series C No. 20. Par. 74


Case of Hilaire, Constantine and Benjamin et al v. Trinidad and Tobago. Merits. June 21, 2002.Series C No. 94. Par. 106,108, 198


Case of Bulacio v. Argentina. Merits, R and C. September 18, 2003. Series C No. 100. Par. 139, 148


Case of Baldeón Garcia v. Peru. Merits, R and C. April 6, 2006. Series C No. 147. Par. 84, 87


Case of Montero Aranguren et al (Detention Center of Catia) v. Venezuela. PO, Merits, R and C. July 5, 2006. Series C No. 150. Par. 65

Case of Zambrano Vélez et al v. Ecuador. Merits, R and C. July 4, 2007. Series C No. 166. Par. 80


Case of Boyce et al v. Barbados. PO, Merits, R and C. November 20, 2007. Series C No. 169. Par. 57-60, 61


Laws of Amnesty Incompatible with the ACHR

Case of Barrios Altos v. Peru. Merits. March 14, 2001. Series C No. 75. Par. 41



Case of Juan Humberto Sánchez v. Honduras. PO, Merits, R and C. June 7, 2003. C Series No. 99. Par.108


Right to Presumption of innocence (due process)

Right to Life

Duty to Investigate Human Rights Violations

Enforced disappearance of persons

War Crimes

Crimes against humanity

Gross Human Rights Violations