ACHR 1.1, 2, 8, 13, 25


Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons.


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Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of truth, justice, the repair and guarantees of non-recurrence. UN.


Case of Bámaca Velásquez v. Guatemala. Merits. November 25, 2000. Series C No. 70. Par.201


Case of Barrios Altos v. Peru. Merits. March 14, 2001. Series C No. 75. Par. 48


Case of the Serrano Cruz Sisters v. El Salvador. Merits R and C March 1, 2005. Series C No. 120. Par.62


Case of Gómez Palomino v. Peru. Merits, R and C. November 22, 2005. Series C No. 136. Par. 78


Case of Baldeón Garcia v. Peru. Merits R and C April 6, 2006. Series C No. 147. Par. 166


Case of the Miguel Castro Castro Prison v. Peru. Merits R and C November 25, 2006. Series C No. 160. Par.383


Case of the Rochela Massacre v. Colombia. Merits. R and C. May 11, 2007. Series C No. 163.Par. 147


Case of Zambrano Vélez et al. v. Ecuador. Merits R and C July 4, 2007. Series C No. 166. Par. 121


Case of Cantoral Huamaní and García Santa Cruz v. Peru. PO, Merits, R and C July 10, 2007. Series C No. 167. Par. 132


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REPORTS Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Case 10.580, Report N º 10/95, Ecuador, Manuel Bolaños, September 12, 1995


Case 10.258, Report N º 1/97, Ecuador, Manuel García Franco, March 12, 1997


Case 10.606, Report N º 11/98, Samuel de la Cruz Gómez, Guatemala, April 7, 1998


Case 11.275, Report N º 140/99, Guatemala, Francisco Guarcas Cipriano, December 21, 1999


Case 10.480, Report N º 1/99, El Salvador, Lucio Parada Cea, Héctor Joaquin Miranda Marroquín Fausto García Funes, Andrés Hernández Carpio, José Catalino Meléndez and Carlos Antonio Martinez, January 27 1999.


Case 10.488, Report N º 136/99, El Salvador, Ignacio Ellacuría et al. December 22, 1999.


Case 11.481, Report N º 37/00, El Salvador, Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero and Galdámez, April, 13 2000.


Case of Bámaca Velásquez, Judgment of November 25, 2000, Case of Barrios Altos, Judgment of March 14, 2001.


Material and immaterial damage

Right to access to justice

Right to an effective remedy

Relatives of victims of human rights violations can be also victims

Duty to Investigate Human Rights Violations

Obligation to Ensure the Human Rights

Obligation to Respect Human Rights