Bolivia Held Responsible in Forced Disappearance Case and Ordered to Release Archived Military Documents

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Friday, February 3, 2023
Savannah Telfer

On  January 20th, 2023, the Bolivian government was found responsible for the forced disappearance of Juan Carlos Flores Bedregal and found in violation of human rights laws for withholding information from the victim’s family.[1]  The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I/A Court H.R.) ordered Bolivia to open military archives containing information on Bedregal’s location and disappearance.[2]  

[1] Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Bolivia is Responsible for the Forced Disappearance of Juan Carlos Flores Bedregal and the Lack of Judicial Guarantees in the Investigation of Events, Press Rel. Jan. 26, 2023.

[2] Id.