Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Case of Garrido and Baigorria v. Argentina

Judgment of August 27, 1998
(Reparations and Costs)

In the case of Garrido and Baigorria,
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights, composed of the following judges:
Hernán Salgado-Pesantes, President
Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, Vice President
Máximo Pacheco-Gómez, Judge
Oliver Jackman, Judge
Alirio Abreu-Burelli, Judge
Sergio García-Ramírez, Judge
Carlos Vicente de Roux-Rengifo, Judge
Julio A. Barberis, ad hoc Judge;
Also present:
Manuel E. Ventura-Robles, Secretary, and
Víctor M. Rodríguez-Rescia, Deputy Secretary a.i.
in application of Article 56(1) of its 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 furtherance of
its February 2, 1996 judgment and January 31, 1997 order, delivers the following
judgment in the instant case, brought by the Inter-American Commission on Human
Rights (hereinafter "he Commission" or "the Inter-American Commission") against
the Argentine Republic (hereinafter "the State" or "Argentina").
The Commission submitted the instant case to the Inter-American Court of
Human Rights (hereinafter "the Court" or "the Inter-American Court") through an
application dated May 29, 1995, attached to which was Report No. 26/94 of
September 20, 1994. The case itself had originated with a petition (No. 11.009)
against Argentina, which the Commission had received on April 29, 1992.

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