Inter-American Court of Human Rights Case of Hilaire, Constantine and Benjamin et al. v. Trinidad and Tobago Judgment of June 21, 2002 (Merits, Reparations and Costs) In the Hilaire, Constantine and Benjamin et al. Case, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter "the Inter-American Court", "the Court" or "the Tribunal"), composed of the following judges: * Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, President; Alirio Abreu-Burelli, Vice-President; Hernán Salgado-Pesantes, Judge; Oliver Jackman, Judge; Sergio García-Ramírez, Judge; and Carlos Vicente de Roux-Rengifo, Judge; also present, Manuel E. Ventura-Robles, Secretary; and Pablo Saavedra-Alessandri, Deputy Secretary; pursuant to Articles 29, 55, and 57 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court (hereinafter "the Rules of Procedure" or "the Rules"), 1 delivers the present Judgment, which is structured according to the following order: I. II. III. 21-25 IV. V. 34-59 VI. 60 VII. Introduction of the Case Jurisdiction of the Court Proceedings Before the Commission paras. 1-11 paras. 12-20 paras. Provisional Measures Proceedings Before the Court paras. 26-33 paras. Facts Set Forth Evidence a) Documentary Evidence b) Expert Evidence para. paras. 61-83 paras. 70-76 para. 77 * Judge Máximo Pacheco-Gómez informed the Court that by reason of force majeure, he was unable to attend the LV Regular Period of Sessions of the Tribunal, and as a result he did not participate in the deliberation and signing of the present Judgment. 1 In accordance with the Court’s Order of March 13, 2001, regarding the Transitory Provisions of the Court’s Rules of Procedure, the present Judgment is delivered according to the terms of the Rules of Procedure that entered into force on June 1, 2001.