Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Case of Cesti-Hurtado v. Peru

Judgment of January 29, 2000
(Interpretation of the Judgment of Merits)

In the Cesti Hurtado case,
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court” or “the InterAmerican Court”), composed of the following judges (*):
Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, President
Máximo Pacheco Gómez, Vice-President
Oliver Jackman, Judge
Alirio Abreu Burelli, Judge
Sergio García Ramírez, Judge and
Carlos Vicente de Roux Rengifo, Judge;
also present,
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Secretary and
Renzo Pomi, Deputy Secretary
pursuant to Article 67 of the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter “the
Convention” or “the American Convention”) and Article 58 of the Rules of Procedure
of the Court (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”) rules on the request for
interpretation of the judgment on the merits delivered by the Court on September
29, 1999, in the Cesti Hurtado case (hereinafter “the judgment on merits”),
presented by the State of Peru (hereinafter “the State” or “Peru”) on October 13,

Article 67 of the Convention stipulates that
[t]he judgment of the Court shall be final and not subject to appeal. In case of
disagreement as to the meaning or scope of the judgment, the Court shall interpret it at


Judge Hernán Salgado Pesantes excused himself from taking part in the preparation and adoption
of this judgment as he had not formed part of the composition of the Court in the judgment on merits of
September 29, 1999.

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