INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

MANUEL CEPEDA VARGAS V. COLOMBIA

JUDGMENT OF MAY 26, 2010
(Preliminary objections, merits, reparations and Costs)

In the case of Manuel Cepeda Vargas v. Colombia,
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, Judge
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,
pursuant to Articles 62(3) and 63(1) of the American Convention on Human Rights
(hereinafter “the Convention” or “the American Convention”) and Articles 30, 32,
38(6), 56(2), 58, 59 and 61 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court1 (hereinafter “the
Rules of Procedure”), delivers this judgment.

1

According to Article 79(1) of the Inter-American Court’s Rules of Procedure that entered into force on
January 1, 2010, “[c]ontentious cases which have been submitted to the consideration of the Court before January
1, 2010, will continue to be processed, until the delivery of a judgment, in accordance with the previous Rules of
Procedure.” Hence, the Rules of Procedure of the Court applied in this case correspond to the instrument approved
by the Court at its forty-ninth regular session held from November 16 to 25, 2000, partially reformed by the Court
at its eighty-second regular session held from January 19 to 31, 2009, which were in force from March 24, 2009,
until January 1, 2010.

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