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La Rochela Massacre v. Colombia

On January 18, 1989, a paramilitary group with the cooperation of state agents killed judicial officials while they were carrying out their duty to investigate the responsibility of civilians and army personnel in the massacre of the 19 tradesmen (see 19 Tradesman case) and other violent acts perpetrated in the Magdalena Medio region. These deaths underwent no criminal investigation, and no one was ever implicated for the crime or punished. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights. 

Case Summary: La Rochela Massacre v. Colombia, Case Summary

Did the State Accept International Responsibility?
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?
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