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
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“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.
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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.

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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.

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