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Case of the Moiwana Community v Suriname, Members of the Moiwana Village v Suriname, Preliminary objections, merits, reparations and costs, IACHR Series C No 124, IHRL 1508 (IACHR 2005), 15th June 2005, Inter-American Court of Human Rights [IACtHR]



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Whether the Inter-American Court of Human Rights had jurisdiction rationae temporis to consider alleged violations to the American Convention on Human Rights (‘ACHR’) resulting from the attack on Moiwana Village.

Whether Suriname’s failure to conduct an effective investigation into the facts which transpired at Moiwana Village had resulted in violations of Articles 5 (right to humane treatment), 8 (right to fair trial), 21 (right to property), 22 (freedom of movement or residence), 25 (right to judicial protection), and 1(1) of the ACHR (obligation to respect rights) to the detriment of the villagers.

Keywords: Duty to investigate; Duty to prosecute; Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment; Human rights, right to effective remedy; Human rights, right to fair trial; Human rights, right to liberty of movement; Human rights, right to property; Indigenous peoples

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Subjects: Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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