Olmedo v. Paraguay

Reference: CCPR/C/104/D/1828/2008

Decision Year: 2012-03-22

Information Source: Coordinadora de Derechos Humanos del Paraguay and the Human Rights Committee’s follow-up report

According to the Victim or his/her Counsel:
Several meetings were held with the State party, in which an agreement was reached in different substantial matters. However, no final agreement has been signed. As regards the training programs on human rights and humanitarian law for policemen undertaken by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, there was no information on whether this training was also delivered to the riot police. Likewise, there was no information on whether the training centre of the Prosecutor’s Office delivered trainings on human rights, and in particular on investigation of extrajudicial executions. Although the State party uploaded the Committee’s View on several official websites, more than half of the Paraguayan population does not have access to internet. Therefore, the State party should publish the Committee’s view in more accessible media sources. Ms Olmedo was not granted access to full health assistance as promised by the State party.

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