INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

CASE OF EXPELLED DOMINICANS AND HAITIANS v. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
JUDGMENT OF AUGUST 28, 2014
(Preliminary objections, merits, reparations and costs)

In the case of Expelled Dominicans and Haitians, ∗
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter also “the Inter-American Court” or
“the Court”), composed of the following judges: ∗∗
Humberto Antonio Sierra Porto, President
Roberto F. Caldas, Vice President
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Judge
Eduardo Vio Grossi, Judge, and
Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor Poisot, 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 also “the American Convention” or “the Convention”) and Articles 31, 32, 65
and 67 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”),
delivers
this
Judgment,
structured
as
follows:

∗
The case was processed before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, as well as during the
proceedings on the contentious case before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, under the heading of
“Benito Tide et al. v. Dominican Republic.” By a decision of the Court, this Judgment is delivered under the
heading Case of Expelled Dominicans and Haitians v. Dominican Republic.
∗∗
On August 20, 2014, Judge García-Sayán excused himself from taking part in all the activities of the Court
while he is a candidate for the post of Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), and, on
the same date, the President of the Court accepted his excuse; consequently Judge García-Sayán did not take
part in the deliberation of this Judgment. In addition, Judge Alberto Pérez Pérez was unable to participate in the
deliberation of this Judgment for reasons beyond his control.

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