INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS *
CASE OF J. v. PERU **
JUDGMENT OF NOVEMBER 27, 2013
(Preliminary objection, merits, reparations and costs)

In the case of J.,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or “the Court”),
composed of the following judges:
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, acting President
Alberto Pérez Pérez, Judge
Eduardo Vio Grossi, Judge
Roberto F. Caldas, Judge
Humberto Antonio Sierra Porto, Judge, and
Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor Poisot, 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, 42, 65 and 67 of the Rules of
Procedure of the Court (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure” or “the Court’s Rules of Procedure”),
delivers this Judgment structured as followed:

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The President of the Court, Judge Diego García-Sayán, a Peruvian national, did not take part in the hearing of this case
and the deliberation of the Judgment in accordance with the provisions of Articles 19(2) of the Court’s Statute and 19(1) of its
Rules of Procedure. Accordingly, pursuant to Articles 4(2) and 5 of the Court’s Rules of Procedure, Judge Manuel E. Ventura
Robles, Vice President of the Court, became the acting President for this case.
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At the request of the presumed victim, and by a decision of the Court in plenary meeting during its ninety-sixth regular
session, the identity of the presumed victim was kept confidential, and she is identified as “J.” (infra para. 5).

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