El Amparo v. Venezuela

On October 29, 1988, sixteen fishermen from the village of El Amparo were on their way to the La Colorada Canal along the Arauca river in Apure State for a fishing trip. As some of the fishermen were leaving the boat, members of the military and the police of the José Antonio Páez Specific Command (CEJAP) opened fire on them, killing fourteen of the sixteen fishermen. The State accepted international responsibility. 

Case Summary: El Amparo v. Venezuela, Case Summary

Year: 
1995
Country: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
Yes
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
No
Case Summary: 
Yes

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