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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