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Ortiz Hernández v. Venezuela

This case is about the death of a cadet of the National Guard Training Academy of the State of Tachira, Venezuela, during a military exercise. The State failed to investigate and prosecute properly to determine whether his death was an accident, caused by negligence, or murder. Eventually, the Court found Venezuela in violation of the American Convention for the cadet’s death and the failure to adequately investigate and prosecute.

Case Summary: Ortiz Hernández v. Venezuela, Case Summary

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