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Valenzuela Ávila v. Guatemala

This case is about a man who was accused of having killed a State prosecutor. His confession was extracted under torture and his prosecution and trial were extremely lacking. Eventually, he was sentenced to death. He escaped prison together with other inmates. The State launched an operation to recapture them, dead or alive. He was found dead, extrajudicially executed. The Court found Guatemala in violation of numerous provisions of the American Convention.

Case Summary: Valenzuela Ávila v. Guatemala

Did the State Accept International Responsibility?
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?
Case Summary