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Paragraphs

I.

INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE AND PURPOSE OF THE DISPUTE

1-4

II.

PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COURT

III.

PARTIAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY

17-29

IV.

COMPETENCE

30-32

V.

PRIOR CONSIDERATION ON ADDITIONAL FACTS ALLEGED BY THE
REPRESENTATIVES

33-34

VI.

EVIDENCE

35-50

VII.

FACTS
A)
Context of the facts
B)
The Diario Militar and the Historical Archive of the National Police
B.1) The Diario Militar
B.2) The Historical Archive of the National Police
B.3) Access to other official documents
C) The Diario Militar and the victims in this case
D) Investigation opened in 1999

59-62
63-65
66-68
69-164
165-183

VIII.

MERITS

184-319

VIII-1

FORCED DISAPPEARANCE OF THE 26 VICTIMS RECORDED IN THE
DIARIO MILITAR
I.
Regarding the forced disappearance of the 26 victims
A) Position of the Inter-American Commission and arguments of the
parties
B) Considerations of the Court
II. Regarding the freedoms of association and of expression of the 26
disappeared victims

5-16

51-183
54-58

185-222
186-217
186-189
190-217
218-222

VIII-2 OBLIGATION TO INVESTIGATE THE FORCED DISAPPEARANCES AND
THE ALLEGED DETENTIONS, TORTURE AND PRESUMED EXECUTION
I.
Obligation to investigate the forced disappearances of the 26
disappeared victims and the death of Rudy Gustavo Figueroa Muñoz
A) Position of the Inter-American Commission and arguments of the
parties
B) General considerations of the Court
1. Background: measures taken before 1987
2. Obligation to open an investigation ex officio
3. Lack of due diligence in the investigations by the Public
Prosecution Service
4. Reasonable time
5. Alleged violation of the obligation to adopt domestic legal
provisions
6. Conclusion
7. Access to information and the right to know the truth
II. Obligation to investigate the alleged detention and torture of Wendy
and Igor Santizo Méndez
A) Position of the Inter-American Commission and arguments of the
parties
B) Considerations of the Court

223-282

VIII-3

283-319

ALLEGED VIOLATIONS TO THE DETRIMENT OF THE NEXT OF KIN OF
RUDY GUSTAVO FIGUEROA MUÑOZ AND OF THE 26 DISAPPEARED
VICTIMS
A) Regarding the right to personal integrity
B) Regarding the right to know the truth
C) Regarding the right to freedom of movement and residence
D) Regarding the rights of the family and the rights of the child
E) Regarding the right to freedom of association and expression

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225-270
225-227
228-270
238-239
240-243
244-260
261-262
263-265
266-267
268-270
271
271
272-282

284-293
294-302
303-308
309-312
313-319

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