Chitay Nech et al. v. Guatemala

In 1981, armed men kidnapped the Mayan indigenous political leader Kaqchikel Florencio Chitay Nech. Mr. Chitay Nech's disappearance was never investigated, and those responsible had not been prosecuted by the date of the judgment, however, they were prosecuted 29 years after Mr. Chitay Nech's disappearance. His whereabouts remain unknown. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights and the American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons. 

Case Summary: Chitay Nech et al. v. Guatemala, Case Summary

Addendum: 11 Cases v. Guatemala, Monitoring Compliance Summary

Update: 12 Cases v. Guatemala, Compliance and Follow-Up Addendum

Year: 
2010
Country: 
Violations Against The Inter-American Convention On Forced Disappearance Of Persons: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
Partial Acceptance
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
Yes
Case Summary: 
Yes

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