INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
CASE OF THE RÍO NEGRO MASSACRES v. GUATEMALA
JUDGMENT OF SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
(Preliminary objection, merits, reparations and costs)

In the case of the Río Negro Massacres,
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
Margarette May Macaulay, 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,
in accordance with Articles 62(3) and 63(1) of the American Convention on Human Rights
(hereinafter “the American Convention” or “the Convention”) and with Articles 31, 32, 41,
42, 65 and 67 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court1 (hereinafter also “the Rules of
Procedure”), delivers this Judgment.

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

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