INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
CASE OF THE BARRIOS FAMILY v. VENEZUELA
JUDGMENT OF NOVEMBER 24, 2011
(Merits, reparations and costs)

In the case of the Barrios Family,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or “the
Court”), composed of the following judges:
Diego García-Sayán, President
Leonardo A. Franco, Vice President
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Judge
Margarette May Macaulay, Judge
Rhadys Abreu Blondet, Judge
Alberto Pérez Pérez, Judge, and
Eduardo Vio Grossi, Judge;
also present,
Pablo Saavedra-Alessandri, Secretary, and
Emilia Segares Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary,
in accordance with Articles 62(3) and 63(1) of the American Convention on Human Rights
(hereinafter “the American Convention” or “the Convention”) and Articles 31, 32, 41, 65 and
67 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court1 (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), issues this
Judgment.

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Rules of Procedure of the Court approved by the Court at its eighty-fifth regular session held from
November 16 to 28, 2009, which, in accordance with its Article 78, entered into force on January 1, 2010.

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