INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
CASE OF GUDIEL ÁLVAREZ ET AL. (“DIARIO MILITAR”) v. GUATEMALA
JUDGMENT OF AUGUST 19, 2013
(Interpretation of the Judgment on merits, reparations, and costs)
In the case of Gudiel Álvarez et al.
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or “the
Court”) composed of the following judges: 1
Diego García-Sayán, President
Leonardo A. Franco, Judge
Margarette May Macaulay, Judge
Rhadys Abreu Blondet, Judge, and
Alberto Pérez Pérez, Judge;
Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Secretary, and
Emilia Segares Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary,
pursuant to Article 67 of the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter also “the
American Convention” or “the Convention”) and Article 68 of the Rules of Procedure of the
Court 2 (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), decides the request for interpretation of the
Judgment on merits, reparations, and costs delivered by the Court on November 20, 2012, in
this case (hereinafter also “the Judgment”), filed on March 20, 2013, by the representatives
of the victims (hereinafter “the representatives”).
REQUEST FOR INTERPRETATION AND PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COURT
On November 20, 2012, the Court delivered the Judgment, which was notified to the
parties and to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American
Commission” or “the Commission”) on December 21 that year.
Judge Manuel E. Ventura Robles did not take part in the deliberation and signature of this Judgment of
interpretation for reasons beyond his control. In addition, Judge Eduardo Vio Grossi, for reasons beyond his control, had
not taken part in the deliberation and signature of the Judgment on merits, reparations, and costs in this case; therefore,
pursuant to Article 68(3) of the Court’s Rules of Procedure, he did not take part in the deliberation and signature of this
The Court’s Rules of Procedure approved by the Court at its eighty-fifth regular session held from November 16
to 28, 2009.