INTER AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS: Pueblo Bello Massacre v. Colombia


Facts: This case deals with the international responsibility of the State of Colombia in forced disappearance and extrajudicial executions of peoples in Pueblo Bello. The criminal acts have been committed by a paramilitary group and the State never investigated nor punished the people who committed them.

Claimants : Comisión Colombiana de Juristas, Asociación de Familiares de Detenidos y Desaparecidos (ASFADDES), Centro por la Justicia y el Derecho Internacional (CEJIL)

Rights at stakes: Obligation to respect the right of the Convention, judicial protection, right to life, right to personal integrity, right to freedom, judicial guarantees, freedom of thoughts and expression, rights of the child, freedom of circulation.

Texts: Inter-American Convention for Human Rights (IACHU) : Art 1, 13, 19, 22, 25, 4, 5, 7, 8

Solution: The Court estimated that Colombia had violated the Inter-American Convention for Human Rights on the articles quoted above.