Latin America: the ICJ publishes legal briefing paper (in Spanish) on enforced disappearance and extrajudicial killings

The ICJ has published a legal briefing paper setting out the international legal framework concerning enforced disappearance and extrajudicial killings.

The paper analyses the elements and characteristics of enforced disappearance and extrajudicial killings; describes the international institutions in charge of monitoring relevant States’ obligations; and summarizes key international standards on victims’ rights and on the duty to investigate, prosecute and sanction.

The briefing paper is published as part of ICJ’s project “Promoting justice for extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances in Colombia, Guatemala and Peru,” supported by the European Union and is implemented under the ICJ’s Global Accountability Initiative.

The briefing paper is available in Spanish.


Kingsley Abbott, Director of Global Accountability and International Justice, email:

Rocío Quintero M, Legal Adviser, Latin America, email: rocio.quintero(a)

Carolina Villadiego Burbano, Legal and Policy Adviser, Latin America, email: carolina.villadiego(a)

Colombia-Marco juridico-Advocacy-Analysis brief-2020-SPA (full report in Spanish, PDF)


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