Genie Lacayo v. Nicaragua

On October 28, 1990, members of the military murdered sixteen-year-old Jean Paul Genie Lacayo when he attempted to drive past a military convoy carrying the Commander in Chief of the Nicaraguan Army. Despite attempts by the Attorney General and Mr. Genie Lacayo’s father, Mr. Raymond Genie Peñalba, to bring those responsible for Mr. Genie Lacayo’s death to justice, the State had not identified, prosecuted, or punished those responsible. As a result, the Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights.

Case Summary: Genie Lacayo v. Nicaragua, Case Summary

Year: 
1997
Country: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
No
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
Yes
Separate Opinions: 
Case Summary: 
Yes

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