Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Case of Bámaca-Velásquez v. Guatemala

Judgment of February 22, 2002
(Reparations and Costs)

In the Bámaca Velásquez case,
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court” or “the InterAmerican Court”), composed of the following judges1:
Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, President
Alirio Abreu Burelli, Vice-President
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, 55, 56(1) and 57 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court2
(hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), in connection with Article 63(1) of the
American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Convention” or “the
American Convention”) and considering the provisions of operative paragraphs eight
and nine of the November 25, 2000 judgment, delivers the instant Judgment on
reparations.
I
COMPETENCE
1.
Pursuant to Articles 62 and 63(1) of the Convention, the Court is competent
to decide on reparations, costs and expenses in the instant case, in view of the fact
that the Republic of Guatemala (hereinafter “Guatemala” or “the State”) ratified the
American Convention on May 25, 1978, and on March 9, 1987 recognized the
obligatory jurisdiction.

1

Judge Máximo Pacheco-Gómez informed the Court that for reasons of force majeure, he was
unable to attend the LIV Regular Session of the Court, for which reason he did not participate in the
deliberation and signing of the instant Judgment.

2
In accordance with the March 13, 2001 Court Order on Temporary Provisions of the Rules of
Procedure of the Court, the instant Judgment on reparations is rendered under the terms of the Rules of
Procedure adopted in the September 16, 1996 Court Order.

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