Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Case of Aloeboetoe et al. v. Suriname
Judgment of September 10, 1993
(Reparations and Costs)

In the case of Aloeboetoe et al.,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, composed of the following judges:
Rafael Nieto-Navia, President
Sonia Picado-Sotela, Vice-President
Héctor Fix-Zamudio, Judge
Julio A. Barberis, Judge
Asdrúbal Aguiar-Aranguren, Judge
Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, ad hoc Judge;
also present:
Manuel E. Ventura-Robles, Secretary, and
Ana María Reina, Deputy Secretary
pursuant to the Court’s judgment of December 4, 1991 (Aloeboetoe et al. Case,
Judgment of December 4, 1991. Series C No. 11), and in application of Article
44(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in force
for matters submitted to it prior to July 31, 1991 (hereinafter “the Rules of
Procedure”), enters the following judgment in the case brought by the InterAmerican Commission of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Commission”) against the
Republic of Suriname (hereinafter “the Government” or “Suriname”).
I
1.
The instant case was brought to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
(hereinafter “the Court”) by the Commission on August 27, 1990, by a note
transmitting its Report 03/90. It originated in Petition Nº 10.150 of January 15,
1988, against Suriname.
In its communication, the Commission asserted that “the Government of Suriname
violated Articles 1, 2, 4(1), 5(1), 5(2), 7(1), 7(2), 7(3), 25(1) and 25(2) of the
American Convention on Human Rights” (hereinafter “the Convention” or “the
American Convention”). On those grounds, the Commission asked the Court “to
adjudicate this case in accordance with the terms of the Convention, and to fix
responsibility for the violation described herein and award just compensation to the
victims’ next of kin.”
2.

The Commission submitted its memorial on April 1, 1991.

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