Tiu Tojín v. Guatemala

Tiu Tojín v. Guatemala

On August 29, 1990, María Tiu Tojín and her one-month old daughter, Josefa, were detained by officers of the Guatemalan army and members of the Civil Self-Defense Patrols. Up to the date of the judgment, the State had not complied with its duty to investigate the facts or the whereabouts of Mrs. Tiu Tojín and her daughter. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights. This case reflects the abuses committed during the internal armed conflict in Guatemala by the military forces against the Mayan indigenous people and the communities of populations in resistance.

Case Summary: Tiu Tojín v. Guatemala, Case Summary

Addendum: 11 Cases v. Guatemala, Monitoring Compliance Summary

Update: 12 Cases v. Guatemala, Compliance and Follow-Up Addendum

Update: 14 Cases v. Guatemala, Compliance and Follow-Up Addendum

Year: 
2008
Country: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
Yes
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
No
Case Summary: 
Yes

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