The facts of the case provide an account of the verbal and physical violence, the unsubstantiated accusation of being a guerrilla fighter, the illegal raid of residence and the subsequent extrajudicial execution of indigenous leader Germán Escué Zapata, member of the indigenous reserve of Jambaló, Paez del Norte del Cauca community. These acts were perpetrated by members of the National Army on February 1, 1988. The Colombian State partially recognized its responsibility for the events, and admitted that members of the public forces illegally detained Escué, who was beaten and subsequently extrajudicially executed. The State also acknowledged that there had not been an effective investigation.
The IA Court developed standards regarding illegal search and entry of places of residence, considering this an arbitrary and abusive interference of the home and a violation of family and private life for those people who are affected.
- Presentation to the IACommission
- Feb 26, 1998
- Submission to the IACourt
- May 16, 2006
- IACourt / Judgment: rights violated
ACHR 1.1, 4, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1, 7.2 5.1, 1.1 11.2, 1.1 8.1, 25, 1.1
- IACourt / Judgment: rights non-violated
ACHR 23 21
- Ejecución extrajudicial
- Pueblos indígenas
- Court documents
- Geolocalización de los hechos
- Geolocalización de los hechos (linked Geolocalización de los hechos del caso)
- Escué Zapata