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.
Street Children (Villagrán Morales et al.) v. Guatemala
Violations Against The Inter-American Convention On Human Rights:
Violations Against The Inter-American Convention To Prevent And Punish Torture:
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?:
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: