Velásquez Rodríguez v. Honduras

This is the first case decided by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The Velásquez Rodríguez case, together with the Godínez Cruz, and Fairén Garbi and Solís Corrales cases, all considered by the Court around the same time, form a trio of landmark cases targeting forced disappearance practices by the Honduran government during the early 1980s. 

Year: 
1988
Country: 
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?: 
No
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?: 
Yes
Separate Opinions: 
Case Summary: 
Yes

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