On December 13, 1998, the Colombian Air Force bombarded the village of Santo Domingo, which resulted in the deaths of seventeen civilians, including six children, and injuries of twenty-seven civilians, including nine children. Following the explosion, the survivors were machine-gunned from a helicopter when they tried to assist the injured and flee the village. After this, the victims' empty homes were pillaged. This case deals with the State's lack of judicial protection and its failure to observe judicial guarantees.
Case Summary: Santo Domingo Massacre v. Colombia, Case Summary