Inter-American Court of Human Rights Case of the Constitutional Court v. Peru Judgment of September 24, 1999 (Competence) In the Constitutional Court case, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court”, “the InterAmerican Court” or “the Tribunal”), composed of the following judges(*): Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, President Máximo Pacheco-Gómez, Vice President Oliver Jackman, Judge Alirio Abreu-Burelli, Judge Sergio García-Ramírez, Judge, and Carlos Vicente de Roux-Rengifo, Judge; also present, Manuel E. Ventura-Robles, Secretary, and Renzo Pomi, Deputy Secretary, pursuant to Article 29 of the Court’s Rules of Procedure (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), enters the following judgment on competence in relation to the supposed withdrawal on the part of the Republic of Peru (hereinafter “the State” or “Peru”) of its recognition of the Court’s binding jurisdiction. I INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE 1. On July 2, 1999, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Commission” or “the Inter-American Commission”) filed an application with the Court involving a case that had originated in a petition (number 11,760) received at the Commission’s Secretariat on June 2, 1997. II FACTS SET FORTH IN THE APPLICATION 2. In the following paragraphs, the Court summarizes the relevant facts in the case, as alleged by the Commission in the application: (*) Judge Hernán Salgado-Pesantes, who had presided over the Court’s proceedings until September 16, 1999, disqualified himself effective that date from the drafting and adoption of this Judgment.