Blanco Romero et al. v. Venezuela


Legal Relevance

Keywords: Duty to Investigate | Punishment | Deprivation of Liberty | Right to Know the Truth

Themes: Search | Justice and Truth

The State fully acknowledged its responsibility for the facts. As part of the reparations, the Court ordered an investigation into the facts; the identification, prosecution and punishment of those responsible; and the location of the victims' whereabouts.

Judgment Date

November 28, 2005

Country

Venezuela

Judicial Body

Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Articles violated

Article 1(1) [ACHR], Article 2 [ACHR], Article 4(1) [ACHR], Article 5(1) [ACHR], Article 5(2) [ACHR], Article 7(1) [ACHR], Article 7(2) [ACHR], Article 7(3) [ACHR], Article 7(4) [ACHR], Article 7(5) [ACHR], Article 7(6) [ACHR], Article 8 [ACHR], Article 8(1) [ACHR], Article 8(2) [ACHR], Article 25 [ACHR], Article 1(a) [IACFDP], Article 1(b) [IACFDP], Article 10 [IACFDP], Article 11 [IACFDP]

Articles not violated / not dealt with

Article 1(1) [ACHR], Article 8 [ACHR], Article 13 [ACHR], Article 25 [ACHR], Article 27 [ACHR]

Facts of the Case

Between 21 and 23 December 1999, Messrs. Oscar José Blanco Romero, Roberto Javier Hernández Paz and José Francisco Rivas Fernández were disappeared by the army in the context of a state of emergency resulting from an environmental catastrophe.

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