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Other Decisions Judgement C 205 (16/11/2009)

Authority: American Commission on Human rights

Date: 11/16/2009

Subject: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has sentenced the State of Mexico for violation of the rights to life and to integrity and to personal freedom, as well as the obligation to protect children, and also for violation of the prohibition of discrimination in relation to the disappearance and following death of three women (of which two were minors) in the city of Ciudad Juarez. The Court also dwells upon the analysis of the city’s particular condition, with regard to gender violence, and upon the State’s answer to such situation.

Parties: Gonzáles and others (“Campo Algodonero”) c/ Mexico

Original language: English

Classification: Dignity - Art. 2 Right to life - Art. 3 Physical and mental integrity - Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Art. 24 Children’s rights

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