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Other Decisions Decision C 216 (30/08/2010)

Authority: American Commission on Human rights

Date: 08/30/2010

Subject: The Court states the responsibility of the State according to the American Convention on Human Rights, the Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture, as well as the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women, in relation to the crime of rape of Rosendo Cantú (who was minor at the time of the event) and of Fernández Ortega, of the Me’phaa indigenous peoples, perpetrated by the Mexican military deployed in the State of Guerrero: in the decision, the Court highlights the condition of vulnerability of indigenous women in the State and the difficulties they encounter in having access to justice

Parties: Rosendo Cantú y Otra vs. México

Original language: Spanish

Classification: Dignity - Art. 1 Human dignity - Art. 3 Physical and mental integrity - Art. 4 Torture - Freedoms - Art. 7 Privacy - Equality - Art. 20 Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Art. 24 Children’s rights - Solidarity - Art. 35 Preventive health care - Justice - Art. 47 Right to an effective remedy before a tribunal

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