Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Case of Cesti-Hurtado v. Peru

Judgment of January 26, 1999
(Preliminary Objections)

In the Cesti Hurtado Case,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court,” “the InterAmerican Court,” or “the Tribunal”), composed of the following judges:
Hernán Salgado-Pesantes, President
Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, Vice President
Maximo Pacheco-Gómez, Judge
Oliver Jackman, Judge
Alirio Abreu Burelli, Judge
Sergio García-Ramírez, Judge
Carlos Vicente de Roux-Rengifo, Judge
also present:
Manuel E. Ventura-Robles, Secretary, and
Renzo Pomi, Interim Deputy Secretary
pursuant to Article 36(6) of the Rules of Procedure (hereinafter "the Rules of
Procedure"), renders the following judgment on the preliminary objections interposed
by the State of Peru (hereinafter "the State" or "Peru").
I
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 January 9, 1998. It originated with petition No.
11.730, received by the Secretariat of the Commission on March 7, 1997.
II
FACTS AS SET FORTH IN THE APPLICATION
2.
In the following paragraphs, the Court will summarize the facts relevant to
the consideration of preliminary objections which were alleged by the Commission in
its application:

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