Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Case of Suárez-Rosero v. Ecuador
Judgment of January 20, 1999
(Reparations and Costs)

In the Suárez Rosero Case,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court,” “the InterAmerican Court,” or “the Tribunal”), composed of the following judges*:
Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, President
Hernán Salgado-Pesantes, Judge
Maximo Pacheco-Gómez, 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, Interim Deputy Secretary,
pursuant to 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 its November 12, 1997 Judgment, renders the
following judgment on reparations in the present case, brought by the InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Commission” or “the InterAmerican Commission”) against the Republic of Ecuador (hereinafter “Ecuador” or
“the State”).
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JURISDICTION
1.
Under the provisions of Articles 62 and 63(1) of the Convention, the Court
has jurisdiction to determine reparations in the present case, inasmuch as Ecuador
ratified the American Convention on December 28, 1977, and accepted the
contentious jurisdiction of the Court on July 24, 1984.

*

On September 16, 1997, the President of the Court, Judge Hernán Salgado-Pesantes, in
accordance with Article 4(3) of the Rules and by reason of being of Ecuadoran nationality, relinquished the
Presidency for this case to Vice-President of the Court, Judge Antônio A. Cançado Trindade.

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