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Gómez Paquiyauri Brothers v. Peru

On June 21, 1991, brothers Emilio Moisés and Rafael Samuel Gómez Paquiyauri, respectively 14 and 17 years old, were tortured and executed by agents of the National Police. Peruvian courts ordered an investigation into the deaths and the perpetrator was identified as Sergeant Francisco Antezano Santillán, but he remained at large. At the time of the judgment, Sergeant Antezano Santillán had not been tried or punished, and no reparations had been made to the victims' next of kin. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights and the American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture. 

Case Summary: Gómez Paquiyauri Brothers v. Peru, Case Summary

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