Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Case of the Mayagna (Sumo) Awas Tingni Community
v. Nicaragua

Judgment of August 31, 2001
(Merits, Reparations and Costs)

In the Mayagna (Sumo) Awas Tingni Community case (hereinafter “the Community”,
“the Mayagna Community”, “the Awas Tingni Community”, or “Awas Tingni”),
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court”,
American Court” or “the Tribunal”), composed of the following judges:

“the Inter-

Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, President;
Máximo Pacheco-Gómez, Vice President;
Hernán Salgado-Pesantes, Judge;
Oliver Jackman, Judge;
Alirio Abreu-Burelli, Judge;
Sergio García-Ramírez, Judge;
Carlos Vicente de Roux -Rengifo, Judge, and
Alejandro Montiel Argüello, ad hoc Judge;
also present,
Manuel E. Ventura-Robles, Secretary, and
Pablo Saavedra-Alessandri, Deputy Secretary,
pursuant to articles 29 and 55 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court (hereinafter
“the Rules of Procedure”)*, delivers the following Judgment on the instant case:

I
INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE
1.
On June 4, 1998, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
(hereinafter “the Commission” or “the Inter-American Commission”) filed before the
Court a lawsuit against the State of Nicaragua (hereinafter “the State” or
“Nicaragua”). The case in question had originated in petition No. 11,577, received at
the Commission’s Secretariat on October 2, 1995.

*
Pursuant to the March 13, 2001 Order of the Court on Transitory Provisions pertaining to the
Rules of Procedure of the Court, this Judgment on the merits of the case is rendered under the terms of
the Rules of Procedure approved by the September 16, 1996 Order of the Court.

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