Inter-American Court of Human Rights Case of Bueno-Alves v. Argentina Judgment of May 11, 2007 (Merits, Reparations, and Costs) In the case of Bueno-Alves, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court,” “the Court,” or “the Tribunal”), composed of the following judges:1 Sergio García-Ramírez, President; Cecilia Medina-Quiroga, Vice-President; Manuel E. Ventura-Robles, Judge; Diego García-Sayán, Judge; Margarette May Macaulay, Judge; and Rhadys Abreu-Blondet, Judge. also present, Pablo Saavedra-Alessandri, Secretary, and Emilia Segares-Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary, pursuant to Articles 62(3) and 63(1) of the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Convention” or “the American Convention”) and Articles 29, 31, 53(2), 55, 56, and 58 of the Court’s Rules of Procedure (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), delivers this Judgment. I INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE AND PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION 1. On March 31, 2006, pursuant to Articles 50 and 61 of the American Convention, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Commission” or “the InterAmerican Commission”) submitted an application to the Court against the Republic of Argentina (hereinafter “the State” or “Argentina”), originating in petition No. 11.425, forwarded to the Secretariat of the Commission on August 24, 1994 by Juan Francisco Bueno-Alves. On September 21, 1999, the Commission approved Admissibility Report No. 1 Judge Leonardo A. Franco excused himself from hearing this case, which was accepted by the Court, pursuant to Articles 19 of the Rules of Procedure and 19 of the Statute of the Court (record on the merits, Volume III, folios 928-929).