Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Case of El Amparo v. Venezuela

Judgment of September 14, 1996
(Reparations and Costs)

In the El Amparo case,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, composed of the following judges:
Héctor Fix-Zamudio, President
Hernán Salgado-Pesantes, Vice-President
Alejandro Montiel-Argüello, Judge
Alirio Abreu-Burelli, Judge;
Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, Judge;
also present:
Manuel E. Ventura-Robles, Secretary, and
Víctor Ml. Rodríguez-Rescia, Interim Deputy Secretary,
pursuant to the Court's judgment of January 18, 1995, and in application of Articles 45 and
46 of the Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the
Rules of Procedure”), all of the above in relation to Article 63(1) of the American Convention
on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Convention” or the “American Convention”) enters the
following judgment on reparations in the instant case brought by the Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Commission” or “the Inter-American

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