Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Case of Albán-Cornejo et al. v. Ecuador
Judgment of of November 22, 2007
(Merits, Reparations, and Costs)

In the case of Albán-Cornejo et al.,
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;
Cecilia Medina-Quiroga, Vice-president;
Manuel E. Ventura-Robles, Judge;
Diego García-Sayán, Judge;
Leonardo A. Franco, Judge;
Margarette May Macaulay, Judge; and
Rhadys Abreu-Blondet, 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,
53(2), 55, 56 and 58 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court (hereinafter “the Rules
of Procedure”), delivers the following judgment.

I
INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE AND SUBJECT-MATTER OF THE DISPUTE

1.
On July 5, 2006, pursuant to the provisions of Articles 50 and 61 of the
American Convention, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter
“the Commission” or “the Inter-American Commission”) filed before the Court an
application against the State of Ecuador (hereinafter “the State” or “Ecuador”)
originating in petition No. 12.406, forwarded to the Secretariat of the Commission on
May 31, 2001, as supplemented on June 27, 2001, by Carmen Susana CornejoAlarcón de Albán (hereinafter “Carmen Cornejo de Albán” or “Mrs. Cornejo de Albán),
in her own name and in that of her husband, Bismarck Wagner Albán-Sánchez
(hereinafter “Bismarck Albán-Sánchez” or “Mr. Albán-Sánchez”). On October 23,

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