Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Case of Castillo-Petruzzi et al. v. Peru

Judgment of September 4, 1998
(Preliminary Objections)

In the Castillo-Petruzzi et al. Case,
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter "the Court," "the InterAmerican Court," or "the Tribunal") composed of the following judges1:
Hernán Salgado-Pesantes, President
Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, Vice-President
Máximo Pacheco-Gómez, Judge
Oliver Jackman, Judge
Sergio García-Ramírez, Judge
Carlos Vicente de Roux-Rengifo, Judge
Fernando Vidal-Ramírez, Judge ad hoc;
also present:
Manuel E. Ventura-Robles, Secretary, and
Víctor M. Rodríguez-Rescia, Interim Deputy Secretary
pursuant to Article 36(6) of the Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court of
Human Rights (hereinafter "the Rules of Procedure"), renders the following judgment
on the preliminary objections interposed by the State of Peru (hereinafter "the State"
or "Peru").
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INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE
1.
This case was submitted to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights by the
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter "the Commission" or "the
Inter-American Commission") on July 22, 1997. It originated with petition No.

11.319 lodged with the Secretariat of the Commission on January 28,
1994.

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Judge Alirio Abreu-Burelli informed the Court that for reasons of force majeure he could not be
present at the final deliberation and signing of this judgment

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