Trujillo Oroza v. Bolivia
Obligation to Criminalise | Deprivation of Liberty | Judicial Protection | Effective Remedy | Duty to Investigate | Reparations
The State fully acknowledged international responsibility, which the Court accepted. The reparation measures included that the State officially name an educational centre in the city of Santa Cruz after the victim; and that it establish the crime of enforced disappearance of persons as an offence under its domestic law.
February 27, 2002
Article 1(1) [ACHR], Article 3 [ACHR], Article 4(1) [ACHR], Article 5(1) [ACHR], Article 5(2) [ACHR], Article 7(1) [ACHR], Article 8(1) [ACHR], Article 25 [ACHR]
Facts of the Case
Mr. José Carlos Trujillo Oroza was illegally detained on 23 December 1971, and was tortured and disappeared. He was a philosophy student at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés. His relatives could not report the events due to the political instability marked by military coups at the time of the disappearance.