Street Children (Villagrán Morales et al.) v. Guatemala

This case addresses the plight of street children in Guatemala. At the time the facts of this case occurred, State security forces carried out a systematic practice of aggression against street children in Guatemala including threats, persecution, torture, forced disappearance and homicide. Large numbers of children are still living on the streets of Guatemala. In this landmark case, the Court had the chance to spell out the obligations states have to protect this particularly vulnerable group.

Case Summary: Street Children (Villagrán Morales et al.) v. Guatemala, Case Summary

Addendum: 11 Cases v. Guatemala, Monitoring Compliance Summary

Year: 
1999
Country: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
Yes
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
Yes
Case Summary: 
Yes

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