García Cruz and Sánchez Silvestre v. Mexico

On June 6, 1997, State agents arrested Mr. Juan García Cruz and Mr. Santiago Sánchez Silvestre without a warrant and tortured them until they incriminated themselves or confessed to certain crimes. Mr. García Cruz and Mr. Sánchez Silvestre were convicted for the crimes for which they confessed in two different criminal proceedings, sentenced to prison, and fined. The State acknowledged full international responsibility for the violating the victims' rights to humane treatment, personal liberty, fair trial, and judicial protection under the American Convention on Human Rights and the American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture. The parties entered into a friendly settlement agreement and the Court ratified its terms. 

Case Summary: García Cruz and Sánchez Silvestre v. Mexico, Case Summary

Year: 
2013
Country: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
Yes
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
No
Case Summary: 
Yes

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