This case is about the killing, in three separate incidents, of civilians by members of the Colombian Armed Forces. In each, the military asserted jurisdiction and conducted a faulty investigation, leading to the dismissal of charges against the shooters. Eventually, Colombia admitted responsibility for some violations, and the Court found Colombia in violation of several provisions of the American Convention as well as of the Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture.
Case Summary: Villamizar Durán et al. v. Colombia