INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

CASE OF VÉLEZ RESTREPO AND FAMILY
v. COLOMBIA

JUDGMENT OF SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
(Preliminary objection, merits, reparations and costs)

In the case of Vélez Restrepo and family,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or “the
Court”), composed of the following judges:*
Diego García-Sayán, President
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Vice-President
Leonardo A. Franco, 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 American Convention” or “the Convention”) and to Articles 31, 32, 65 and
67 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court 1 (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), delivers
this Judgment, structured as follows:

*

For reasons beyond her control, Judge Margarette May Macaulay was unable to take part in the
deliberation and signature of this Judgment.
1

The Court’s Rules of Procedure approved by the Court at its eight-fifth regular session held from
November 16 to 28, 2009.

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