On February 16, 2002, Mrs. Valentina Rosendo Cantú, a girl from an indigenous community in the State of Guerrero, was raped and tortured by military personnel. The Court found State's lack of due diligence in the investigation and punishment of the perpetrators a violation of the American convention. The case is significant for the discussion of rape as a form of torture, military jurisdiction, and special needs of women, minors, and indigenous peoples.
Case Summary: Rosendo Cantú et al. v. Mexico, Case Summary