INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
CASE OF FURLAN AND FAMILY v. ARGENTINA
JUDGMENT OF AUGUST 31, 2012
(Preliminary Objections, Merits, Reparations and Costs)

In the Case of Furlan and Family,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or “the
Court”), comprised of the following judges 1:
Diego García-Sayán, President;
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Vice-president;
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 Convention” or “the American Convention”) and with Articles 31, 32, 56,
57, 65 and 67 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court 2 (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”),
renders this Judgment, which is structured as follows:

1

Judge Leonardo A. Franco, an Argentinean national, did not participate in the hearing or deliberation of this case
pursuant to the Article 19(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the Court, which states that “In the cases referred to in Article 44
of the Convention, a Judge who is a national of the respondent State shall not be able to participate in the hearing and
deliberation of the case.”

2

Rules of Procedure of the Court approved by the Court in its Eighty-Fifth Regular Period of Sessions held
from November 16 to 28, 2009, which, pursuant to Article 78 therein entered into effect on January 1, 2010.

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