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Ramírez Escobar et al. v. Guatemala

This case is about two children in Guatemala who were hastily taken from their family by child protection services because deemed abandoned. Alt- hough the mother fought in court to obtain again custody of her children, they were given up for international adoption even before the judicial process had run its course. Eventually, Guatemala partially admitted re- sponsibility and the Court found it in violation of several articles of the American Convention. The case gave the Court the opportunity to ana- lyze the due process requirements for the determination of child custody.

Case Summary: Ramírez Escobar et al. v. Guatemala

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