INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS * CASE OF RODRÍGUEZ VERA ET AL. (THE DISAPPEARED FROM THE PALACE OF JUSTICE) v. COLOMBIA JUDGMENT OF NOVEMBER 14, 2014 (Preliminary objections, merits, reparations and costs) In the case of Rodríguez Vera et al. (the Disappeared from the Palace of Justice), the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or “the Court”), composed of the following judges: Roberto F. Caldas, acting President Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Judge Diego García-Sayán, Judge Eduardo Vio Grossi, 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 follows: * The President of the Court, Judge Humberto Antonio Sierra Porto, a Colombian national, did not take part in the hearing and deliberation of this case, in accordance with the provisions of Article 19(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the Court. Consequently, pursuant to Articles 4(2) and 5 of the Court’s Rules of Procedure, Judge Roberto F. Caldas, Vice President of the Court, became the acting President for this case. In addition, for reasons beyond his control, Judge Alberto Pérez Pérez, did not take part in the deliberation and signature of this judgment.