Juárez femicide cases go before Inter-American Court of Human Rights

The mothers of three young women who were tortured, raped, and brutally murdered in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, in 2001 testified before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Santiago, Chile, this week. The families brought the case against Mexico on behalf of victims Claudia Ivette González, Esmeralda Herrera Monreal and Laura Berenice Ramos Monárrez, charging that the families of hundreds of murdered women and girls in Juárez have been denied their right to a trial. Mexico is also accused of violating the Inter-American Convention to Prevent, Sanction and Eradicate Violence Against Women (1994 Belem Convention). The case is known as “Campo Algodonero,” for the outlying area where the three women were killed, along with several others. (El Diario, Juárez, April 30; Santiago Times, Chile, April 27)

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