INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS CASE OF MENDOZA ET AL. v. ARGENTINA JUDGMENT OF MAY 14, 2013 (Preliminary objections, merits and reparations) In the Case of Mendoza et al., the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or “the Court”), composed of the following judges: 1 Diego García-Sayán, President Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Vice President Margarette May Macaulay, Judge Rhadys Abreu Blondet, Judge, and Alberto Pérez Pérez, Judge; also present, Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Secretary, and Emilia Segares Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary, pursuant to Articles 62(3) and 63(1) of the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter “the American Convention” or “the Convention”) and Articles 31, 32, 42, 65 and 67 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court 2 (hereinafter also “the Rules of Procedure”), delivers the following Judgment. 1 According to Article 17(1) of the Court’s Rules of Procedure, approved at its eighty-fifth regular session held from November 16 to 28, 2009, “[j]udges whose terms have expired shall continue to exercise their functions in cases that they have begun to hear and that are still pending. […].” Judge Leonardo A. Franco, an Argentine national, did not participate in this case in keeping with Article 19(1) of the Rules of Procedure. Also, for reasons beyond his control, Judge Eduardo Vio Grossi did not participate in the deliberation and signature of this Judgment. 2 Rules of Procedure of the Court approved by the Court at its eighty-fifth regular session held from November 16 to 28, 2009.