This case concerns the forced disappearances of Rainer Ibsen Cárdenas and José Luis Ibsen Peña, in October 1971 and February 1973, respectively, under the military dictatorship led by Hugo Banzer Suárez in Bolivia. The State failed to provide adequate reparation to the families and failed to identify the whereabouts of one of the victims. Mr. Rainer Ibsen Cárdenas remains were found, identified, and delivered to his family in 2008. Mr. José Luis Ibsen Peña's remains, on the other hand, have yet to be recovered. The Court found the state violated the American Convention on Human Rights and the American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons.
Case Summary: Ibsen Cárdenas and Ibsen Peña v. Bolivia, Case Summary