Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Case of Cantoral-Benavides v. Peru

Judgment of December 3, 2001
(Reparations and Costs)

In the Cantoral Benavides case,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court” or “the InterAmerican Court”), composed of the following judges:∗
Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, President;
Máximo Pacheco Gómez, Vice President;
Hernán Salgado Pesantes, Judge;
Alirio Abreu Burelli, Judge;
Sergio García Ramírez, Judge;
Carlos Vicente de Roux Rengifo, Judge; and
Fernando Vidal Ramírez, Judge ad hoc;
also present,
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Secretary, and
Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Deputy Secretary,
pursuant to articles 29, 55, 56(1) and 57 of the Court’s Rules of Procedure
(hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”)∗∗, in relation to Article 63(1) of the American
Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Convention” or “the American
Convention”) and in consideration of operative paragraphs thirteen and fourteen of
the judgment on the merits that the Court, of August 18, 2000, hereby delivers the
present Judgment on reparations.
I
COMPETENCE
1.
Under articles 62 and 63(1) of the Convention, the Court is competent to
decide the matter of reparations, costs and expenses in the present case, since the
State of Peru (hereinafter “the State” or “Peru”) ratified the Convention on July 28,
1978 and accepted the Court’s contentious jurisdiction on January 21, 1981.
II
BACKGROUND

∗

Judge Oliver Jackman advised the Court that for reasons beyond his control, he would not be able
to attend the Court’s fifty-third regular session, and hence neither participated in the discussion of the
case nor signed the present Judgment.

∗∗
By order of the Court dated March 13, 2001, concerning the Transitory Provisions of the Court’s
Rules of Procedure that entered into force on June 1, 2001, the present Judgment on reparations is
delivered under the terms of the Rules of Procedure the Court adopted on September 16, 1996.

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