Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Case of the "Street Children" (Villagrán-Morales et al.) v. Guatemala

Judgment of September 11, 1997
(Preliminary Objections)

In the Villagrán Morales et al. Case,

the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, composed of the following judges:

Héctor Fix-Zamudio, President;
Hernán Salgado-Pesantes, Vice President;
Alejandro Montiel-Argüello, Judge;
Máximo Pacheco-Gómez, Judge;
Oliver Jackman, Judge;
Alirio Abreu-Burelli, Judge; and
Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, Judge;

also present:

Manuel E. Ventura-Robles, Secretary, and
Víctor M. Rodríguez-Rescia, Interim Deputy Secretary;

delivers, pursuant to Article 36(6) of the Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court of
Human Rights (hereinafter the "Rules of Procedure"), the following Judgment on preliminary
objections raised by the Republic of Guatemala (hereinafter "the State" or "Guatemala").

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