Caballero Delgado and Santana v. Colombia

On February 7, 1989, Mr. Isidro Caballero Delgado, leader of the Teachers’ Union of Santander and militant member of the guerilla group M-19, and Ms. María del Carmen Santana, were captured, detained, and disappeared by a military patrol unit composed of members of the Colombian Army. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights and the American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture.

Case Summary: Caballero Delgado and Santana v. Colombia, Case Summary

Year: 
1995
Country: 
Violations Against The Inter-American Convention To Prevent And Punish Torture: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
No
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
Yes
Case Summary: 
Yes

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