Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Case of the Caracazo
v. Venezuela
Judgment of August 29, 2002
(Reparations and Costs)

In the El Caracazo Case,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or
“the Court”), composed of the following Judges:
Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, President;
Alirio Abreu Burelli, Vice-President;
Máximo Pacheco Gómez, Judge;
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, 52(2), 55, 56(1) and 57 of the Rules of Procedure of the
Court (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”)1, in combination with Article 63(1) of
the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Convention” or “the
American Convention”) and taking into consideration the provisions of operative
paragraph four of the judgment on the merits of November 11, 1999, issues the
instant Judgment on reparations.
I
COMPETENCE OF THE COURT
1.
The Court is competent, pursuant to Articles 62 and 63(1) of the Convention,
to decide on reparations, legal costs and expenses in the instant case, in view of the
fact that the State of Venezuela (hereinafter “the State” or “Venezuela) ratified the
Convention on August 9, 1977, and recognized the binding jurisdiction of the Court
on June 24, 1981.

II
1

Pursuant to the March 13, 2001 Court Order on Transitory Provisions to the Rules of Procedure of
the Court in force as of June 1, 2001, the instant Judgment on Reparations in this case is rendered under
the terms of the Rules of Procedure adopted by the September 16, 1996 Court Order.

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