Mexican Government Accountable for Violence Against Women in Ciudad Juárez Case

On July 7, 2009, CJA joined several human rights and women’s rights
organizations, law school clinics and law professors as an amicus,
urging the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to find that the
government of Mexico did not fulfill its human rights obligations
because it failed to effectively investigate, prosecute and prevent
crimes against women and girls in Ciudad Juárez.

On December 10, 2009, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued an opinion finding Mexico in violation of human rights conventions under the American Convention of Human Rights and the Convention Belém do Pará. The Court ordered Mexico to comply with a broad set of remedial measures including a national memorial, renewed investigations and reparations of over $200,000 each to the families in the suit.


Visit CJA’s amicus page for more information about the case and to read an amicus brief signed by CJA.