Inter-American Court of Human Rights Case of Durand and Ugarte v. Peru Judgment of May 28, 1999 (Preliminary Objections) In the Durand and Ugarte case, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court” or “the InterAmerican Court”), composed of the following judges: (*)) Hernán Salgado-Pesantes, President Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, Vice President Máximo Pacheco-Gómez, Judge Alirio Abreu-Burelli, Judge Sergio García-Ramírez, Judge Carlos Vicente de Roux-Rengifo, Judge and Fernando Vidal-Ramírez, Judge ad hoc; also present, Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Secretary, and Renzo Pomi, Deputy Secretary, pursuant to Article 36(6) of the Court’s Rules of Procedure (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure), renders the following Judgment on the preliminary objections filed by the State of Peru (hereinafter “the State” or “Peru”). I INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE 1. The case was submitted to the Court on August 8, 1996, by the InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Commission” or “the InterAmerican Commission”). It had originated in petition No. 10,009 received at the Secretariat of the Commission on April 27, 1987. II * Judge Oliver Jackman recused himself as a judge in this particular case owing to the fact that, as a member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, he had participated in various phases of the Commission’s proceedings on the case.