On November 6, 2001, three bodies were found in a cotton field in Ciudad Juárez. This case is about the State’s international responsibility for the disappearances and subsequent deaths of Ms. Claudia Ivette González, and minor children, Esmeralda Herrera Monreal and Laura Berenice Ramos Monárrez. The State failed to protect the victims in spite of full awareness of the existence of a pattern of gender-related violence that had resulted in the murders of hundreds of women and girls.
Case Summary: González et al. ("Cotton Field") v. Mexico, Case Summary