Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Case of Suárez-Rosero v. Ecuador

Judgment of May 29, 1999

(Interpretation of the Judgment of Reparations and Costs)

In the Suárez Rosero 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
Hernán Salgado-Pesantes, Judge
Máximo 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, Deputy Secretary, and
pursuant to Article 67 of the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter “the
Convention” or “the American Convention”) and articles 29.2 and 58 of the Court’s
Rules of Procedure (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), decides the following
request filed by the State of Ecuador (hereinafter “Ecuador” or “the State”) on April
16, 1999, seeking an interpretation of the judgment on reparations delivered by the
Court on January 20, 1999 in the Suárez Rosero Case (hereinafter “the judgment on
reparations”).
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COMPETENCE AND COMPOSITION
1.
Under Article 67 of the Convention, the Court is competent to interpret its
own judgments. When considering a request for interpretation, the Court shall be
composed, whenever possible, of the same judges who delivered the judgment of
which interpretation is being sought (Article 58.3 of the Rules of Procedure).
*

In keeping with Article 4.3 of the Rules of Procedure, because he was an Ecuadorian citizen, on
September 16, 1997, Judge Hernán Salgado-Pesantes, President of the Court, delegated the functions of
the Presidency for this specific case to the Court’s Vice-President, Judge Antônio A. Cançado Trindade.

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