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").
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,

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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