INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
CASE OF CHITAY NECH ET AL. V. GUATEMALA
JUDGMENT OF MAY 25, 2010
(Preliminary Objections, Merits, Reparations, and Costs)

In the Case of Chitay Nech et al.,
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court,” “the Inter-American
Court” or “the Tribunal”), composed of the following judges:
Diego García-Sayán, President;
Leonardo A. Franco, Vice-President;
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Judge;
Margarette May Macaulay, Judge;
Rhadys Abreu Blondet, Judge;
Alberto Pérez Pérez, Judge;
Eduardo Vio Grossi, Judge, and
María Eugenia Solís García, Judge ad hoc;
Also present,
Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Secretary;
Emilia Segares Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary;
Pursuant to Articles 62(3) and 63(1) of the American Convention on Human Rights
(hereinafter “the Convention” or “the American Convention”) and with Articles 30, 32, 38,
59, 60, and 61 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court (hereinafter “the Rules”), delivers the
following Judgment.
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INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE AND OBJECT OF THE CONTROVERSY
1. On April 17, 2009, pursuant to Articles 51 and 61 of the American Convention, the
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Commission” or “the InterAmerican Commission”) presented to the Court a petition against the Republic of
Guatemala (hereinafter “the State” or “Guatemala”). The initial request was presented

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