Miguel Castro Castro Prison v. Peru

This case is about the Peruvian National Police and Peruvian military’s deliberate and unprovoked attack on the Miguel Castro Castro Prison. In the course of this attack, several members of Sendero Luminoso and Tupac Amaru were detained, dozens of inmates were killed, and hundreds of inmates were injured. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights, the American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women and the American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture. 

Case Summary: Miguel Castro Castro Prison v. Perú, Case Summary

Update: Miguel Castro Castro Prison v. Peru, Compliance and Follow-Up Addendum

Year: 
2006
Country: 
Violations Against The Inter-American Convention On The Prevention, Punishment And Eradication Of Violence Against Women: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
Partial Acceptance
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
No
Case Summary: 
Yes

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