19 Tradesmen v. Colombia

This case deals with the disappearance and execution of nineteen tradesmen on October 6, 1987 at the hands of an alleged paramilitary group that exercised firm control over the municipality of Boyacá. The Court found that the State violated the victims' rights to personal liberty, humane treatment, and life as well as the victims' rights to a fair trial and judicial protection under the American Convention on Human Rights.

Case Summary: 19 Tradesmen v. Colombia, Case Summary 

Year: 
2004
Country: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
No
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
No
Separate Opinions: 
Case Summary: 
Yes

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