Order of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Case of Claude-Reyes et al. v. Chile Judgment of September 19, 2006 (Merits, Reparations and Costs) In the Case of Claude Reyes et al., the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or * “the Court”), composed of the following judges: Sergio García Ramírez, President Alirio Abreu Burelli, Vice President Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, Judge Cecilia Medina Quiroga, Judge Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Judge, and Diego García-Sayán, 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 American Convention” or “the Convention”) and Articles 29, 31, 56 and 58 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), delivers this judgment. I INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE 1. On July 8, 2005, in accordance with the provisions of Articles 50 and 61 of the American Convention, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Commission” or “the Inter-American Commission”) lodged before the Court an application against the State of Chile (hereinafter “the State” or “Chile”). This application originated from petition No. 12,108, received by the Secretariat of the Commission on December 17, 1998. * Judge Oliver Jackman did not take part in the deliberation and signature of this judgment, because he advised that, due to circumstances beyond his control, he would be unable to participate in the seventy-second regular session of the Court.