Servellón García y otrosCase
The facts of the case refer to the extrajudicial execution and torture suffered in September 1995 by 4 people, among them 2 minors, committed by members of the Public Security Forces of the State. The victims were detained illegally, despite the issuing of a release order by a judge. During their detention, they were kept incommunicado and were tortured, and one of them was victim of sexual violence. Their bodies were found in different locations on the public highway. The events remained in impunity.
The IA Court located the events in the context of state violence marked by the victimization of children and young people in situations of social risk, who were accused of being involved in the “maras” or youth gangs. This pattern translates into violent deaths, which are then socially exhibited by leaving bodies exposed in public spaces.
The State carried out a partial recognition of responsibility for the events. The IA Court established standards with regard to collective detentions, concerning their arbitrary and illegal nature and the obligation of special protection in relation to children found under state custody.
- Presentation to the IACommission
- Oct 11, 2000
- Submission to the IACourt
- Feb 2, 2005
- IACourt / Judgment: rights violated
ACHR 1.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 8.1, 8.2, 25.1 1.1, 5.5, 19 1.1, 8.1, 25.1
- Extrajudicial execution
- Torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
- Court documents
- Documentos de la comisión