Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Case of Cantoral-Benavides v. Peru

Judgment of September 3, 1998
(Preliminary Objections)

In the Cantoral Benavides Case,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, composed of the following judges1:
Hernán Salgado-Pesantes, President
Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, Judge
Máximo Pacheco-Gómez, Judge
Oliver Jackman, Judge
Sergio García-Ramírez, Judge
Carlos Vicente de Roux-Rengifo, Judge
Fernando Vidal-Ramírez, Judge ad hoc;
also present:
Manuel E. Ventura-Robles, Secretary, and
Víctor M. Rodríguez-Rescia, Interim Deputy Secretary
pursuant to Article 36(6) of the Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court of
Human Rights (hereinafter "the Rules of Procedure"), renders the following
judgment on the preliminary objections interposed by the Republic of Peru
(hereinafter "the State" or "Peru").

I

INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE
1.
This case was submitted to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
(hereinafter "the Court" or "the Inter-American Court") by the Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter "the Commission" or "the InterAmerican Commission") on August 8, 1996. It originated with petition No. 11.337
of April 18, 1994, received by the Secretariat of the Commission on April 20, 1994.
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Judge Alirio Abreu-Burelli informed the Court that for reasons of force majeure he could not be
present at the final deliberation and signing of this judgment.

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