Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Case of the Moiwana Community v. Suriname

Judgment of June 15, 2005
(Preliminary Objections, Merits, Reparations and Costs)

In the Case of Moiwana Village,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court,”
“the Court,” or “the Tribunal”), composed of the following judges:
Sergio García-Ramírez, President;
Alirio Abreu-Burelli, Vice-President;
Oliver Jackman, Judge;
Antônio A. Cançado-Trindade, Judge;
Cecilia Medina-Quiroga, Judge;
Manuel E. Ventura-Robles, Judge; and
Diego García-Sayán, 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 29, 31, 37,
56, 57 and 58 of the Court’s Rules of Procedure (hereinafter “the Rules of
Procedure”)*, delivers the present Judgment.

*

The present judgment is delivered pursuant to the terms of the Rules of Procedure approved by
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights during its XLIX Ordinary Period of Sessions by Order of
November 24, 2000, which entered into force on June 1, 2001, and according to the partial amendment
approved by the Court during its LXI Ordinary Period of Sessions by Order of November 25, 2003, which
entered into force on January 1, 2004.

Select target paragraph3