Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Case of the “Street Children” (Villagrán-Morales et al.) v. Guatemala

Judgment of May 26, 2001
(Reparations and Costs)

In the “Street Children” case (Villagrán Morales et al. vs. Guatemala),
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court” or “the InterAmerican Court”) composed of the following judges*:
Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, President
Hernán Salgado Pesantes, Judge
Oliver Jackman, Judge
Alirio Abreu Burelli, Judge
Sergio García Ramírez, Judge
Carlos Vicente de Roux Rengifo, Judge
also present:
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Secretary and
Renzo Pomi, Deputy Secretary
in accordance with Articles 29, 55 and 56 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court
(hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), in relation to Article 63(1) of the American
Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Convention” or “the American
Convention”) and in compliance with the judgment of November 19, 1999, delivers
this judgment on reparations.

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COMPETENCE
1.
As established in Articles 62 and 63(1) of the Convention, the Court has
competence to decide on reparations and expenses in the instant case, because on
May 25, 1978, the Republic of Guatemala (hereinafter “Guatemala” or “the State”)
*

Judge Máximo Pacheco Gómez informed the Court that, owing to circumstances beyond his
control, he was unable to attend the Fifty-first Regular Session of the Court; therefore, he did not take
part in the deliberation and signature of this judgment.

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