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Tainá Garcia Maia

Case of Véliz Franco and ors v Guatemala, Véliz Franco and ors v Guatemala, Preliminary objections, merits, reparations and costs, IACHR Series C No 277, IHRL 4201 (IACHR 2014), 19th May 2014, Inter-American Court of Human Rights [IACtHR]

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Whether the failure to adequately protect a victim from gender-based violence violated Articles 4(1), 5(1), 19, and 24 of the American Convention on Human Rights, (‘ACHR’) and Article 7 of the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence Against Women (‘Convention of Belém do Pará’).

Whether the failure to act in due diligence in carrying out investigations violated the rights of a victim and her family members to judicial guarantees, judicial protection, personal integrity, and equality before the law (Articles 8(1), 25(1), 5(1), and 24 of the ACHR, in relation to the general obligations contained in Articles 1(1) and 2 of the ACHR and Articles 7(b) and 7(c) of the Convention of Belém do Pará).

Whether the failure to effectively investigate the murder of a victim and to protect the integrity of her family members violated the next of kin’s right to personal integrity under Article 5(1) of the ACHR.

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