Campo Algodonero v. Mexico

This case concerns the disappearance and death of three young women.  Their remains were found on 6 November 2001 on a property known as “Campo Algodonero” [the cotton field] in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua in Mexico.  REDRESS submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Inter-American Court on 25 August 2009.  The Court issued its judgment on 16 November 2009, finding that Mexico had violated the rights of the three young women and their family.  The case is particularly significant as the Court found that Mexico had failed to prevent the murder and enforced disappearance of the three young women in a structural context in which hundreds of women had been murdered and disappeared and the state had failed to act.

REDRESS' Amicus Curiae Submission (25 August 2009)


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