Rosendo Cantú et al. v. Mexico

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

Year: 
2010
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?: 
Yes
Separate Opinions: 
Case Summary: 
Yes

Find A Case

Advanced Search

Try Advanced Search for more search options.

Contact Information

IACHR Project
Contact Information

Loyola Law School

919 Albany St.

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Find us on Facebook!