Juan Humberto Sánchez v. Honduras

This case concerns the forced disappearance and extrajudicial killing of a left-wing political activist during the Salvadoran Civil War. Mr. Juan Humberto Sánchez was detained twice by the Honduran armed forces for his alleged ties with the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) of El Salvador. On July 22, 1992, following the second detention, Mr. Humberto Sánchez's next of kin found his body in the Río Negro. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights. 

Case Summary: Juan Humberto Sánchez v. Honduras, Case Summary

Year: 
2003
Country: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
Partial Acceptance
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
Yes
Case Summary: 
Yes

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