INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
CASE OF BARBANI DUARTE ET AL. v. URUGUAY
JUDGMENT OF JUNE 26, 2012
(Request for interpretation of the judgment
on merits, reparations and costs)

In the case of Barbani Duarte et al.,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or “the
Court”), composed of the following judges:1
Diego García-Sayán, President
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Vice President
Margarette May Macaulay, Judge
Rhadys Abreu Blondet, Judge, and
Eduardo Vio Grossi, Judge;
also present,
Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Secretary
Emilia Segares Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary
in accordance with Article 67 of the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter also
“the American Convention” or “the Convention”) and Article 68 of the Rules of Procedure of
the Court2 (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), decides the request for interpretation of
1

In accordance with Article 19(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court applicable to this
case (infra nota 2), which establishes that “[i]n 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,”
Judge Alberto Pérez Pérez, a Uruguayan national, did not take part in the processing of this case, or in the
deliberation and signature of the judgment of October 13, 2011, or in this judgment. In addition, Judge Leonardo
A. Franco, for reasons beyond his control, did not participate in the deliberation and signature of the judgment on
merits, reparations and costs; therefore, in accordance with Article 68(3) of the Court’s Rules of Procedure (infra
note 3), he did not take part in the deliberation and signature of this judgment.
2

Rules of Procedure of the Court approved by the Court at its eight-fifth regular session held from
November 16 to 28, 2009, which are applicable to the instant case in accordance with Article 79 thereof. According
to Article 79(2) of these Rules of Procedure, “[i]n cases in which the Commission has adopted a report under
article 50 of the Convention before the these Rules of Procedure have come into force, the presentation of the case
before the Court will be governed by Articles 33 and 34 of the Rules of Procedure previously in force. The provision
of these Rules of Procedure shall apply for the reception of statements.” Therefore, Articles 33 and 34 of the Rules
of Procedure approved by the Court at its forty-ninth regular session are applicable to the presentation of the case.

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