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Case of the Mapiripán Massacre v Colombia, 49 victims and their next of kin v Colombia, Merits, Reparations and Costs, [2005] IACHR 14, IACHR Series C No 134, IHRL 1518 (IACHR 2005), 15th September 2005, Inter-American Court of Human Rights [IACtHR]



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Whether, and to what extent, Colombia was internationally responsible under the American Convention on Human Rights (‘ACHR’) for the acts and omissions of its agents involved in human rights violations committed by paramilitary forces.

Whether Colombia was responsible for the violation of Articles 4 (right to life), 5 (right to humane treatment), 7 (right to personal liberty), 8 (right to a fair trial), 19 (rights of the child), 22 (freedom of movement and residence), and 25 (right to judicial protection) of the ACHR, in connection to Article 1(1) (obligation to respect rights) of the same treaty.

Keywords: Children, rights of; 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 life; Paramilitary groups; Reparation; Responsibility of states

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Subjects: Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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