INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS: Barrios Altos v. Peru


Facts : This case took place in 1991 in Lima, when members of the Peruvian army of the Colina Group, shot with undiscriminated manner on a civil crowd. After this event, the State decided to exonerate the members of the army, police forces and civilians that have participated to these crimes.

Claimants :National Coordinator of the Human Rights and several NGOs acting on the name of the victims and their family (one of which was under 18 year old when the facts occurred).

Rights at Stakes : Right to life, right to physical integrity of the person, right to judicial guarantees and judicial protection

Texts : Inter-American Convention on Human Rights (CIAHR) Art 4; art 5; art 8, art 25.

Solution :Violation of the article 4 (right to life), article 5 (right to integrity of the person) article 8 and 25 (right to judicial guarantees and judicial protection )