The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) called Colombia
to appear before the Inter-American Court for Human Rights for the
murder of Communist senator Manuel Cepeda in 1994.
According to the ICHR, the Colombian government has neglected “to protect the life of Senator Manuel Cepeda Vargas” and to
“investigate, prosecute and punish all those responsible for
extrajudicial execution” and has neglected to compensate the victim’s family.
The senator and leader of Colombia’s Communist Party was murdered on August 9, 1994 after years of being politically active in Colombia’s communist movements.
The Inter-American Court for Human Rights is the highest judicial body in the Americas to settle human rights issues.