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Chinchilla Sandoval et al. v. Guatemala

This case is about a female inmate in a Guatemalan detention center who did not receive adequate medical care for a series of ailments and disabilities that affected her, resulting in her death. The Court found Guatemala in violation of the American Convention for the failure to protect her life and for the violation of her right to physical, mental and moral integrity, as well as for violating her right to judicial protection. However, the Court did not address the question of the right to health of the victim.

Case SummaryChinchilla Sandoval et al. v. Guatemala

Did the State Accept International Responsibility?
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?
Case Summary