Mapiripán Massacre v. Colombia

On July 15 and 20, 1997, approximately one hundred members of the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia, with the collaboration and acquiescence of State agents, tortured and murdered at least forty-nine civilians, destroyed their bodies, and threw their remains into the Guaviare River in Mapiripán. The Court found that the State violated the victims' rights to life, humane treatment, personal liberty, freedom of movement and residence, and judicial protection under the American Convention on Human Rights. 

Case Summary: Mapiripán Massacre v. Colombia, Case Summary

Violations Against The Inter-American Convention On Human Rights: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
Partial Acceptance
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
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