3 1. Complete a timely, immediate, serious and impartial investigation to solve the murder of Claudina Isabel Velásquez Paiz and identify, prosecute and, as appropriate, punish those responsible. 2. Adopt and/or, as appropriate, adapt investigation protocols and expert witness services used in all crimes connected with the disappearance, rape or murder of women, in accordance with international standards on such matters and with a gender-aware perspective. 3. Make full reparations to the next of kin of Claudina Isabel Velásquez Paiz for the human rights violations herein established. 4. As a measure of non-repetition, introduce a comprehensive and coordinated State policy, backed by sufficient public funds, for prevention of violence against women. 5. Bolster the institutional capacity to combat impunity in cases of violence against women, through effective criminal investigations conducted from a gender perspective and that have constant judicial follow up, thereby ensuring proper punishment and redress. 6. Implement a system of production of disaggregated statistics, which will allow the design and evaluation of public policies in relation to the prevention, sanction and elimination of violence against women. 7. Introduce reforms in the State’s educational programs, starting in the early, formative years, so as to promote respect for women as equals and observance of their rights to nonviolence and nondiscrimination. 8. Adopt comprehensive public policies and institutional programs designed to eliminate discriminatory stereotypes about the role of women and to promote the eradication of discriminatory socio-cultural patterns that prevent women’s full access to justice; this should include training programs for public officials in all sectors of government, including education, the various sectors involved in the administration of justice, the police, as well as comprehensive policies on prevention. Apart from the need to obtain justice, the Commission considers the case raises issues of Inter-American public interest. Si bien la Corte Interamericana ya se ha pronunciado sobre el alcance de los deberes de protección e investigación de los Estados en circunstancias similares, la Comisión considera que el presente caso ofrece a la Honorable Corte la oportunidad de profundizar en la estrecha relación que existe entre violencia contra la mujer y discriminación, así como entre discriminación y la falta de investigación seria y diligente de dichos actos de violencia. Este tema podrá ser abordado a partir del contexto particular de violencia contra la mujer en Guatemala así como de la situación estructural de impunidad que persiste en estos casos en dicho país.

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