INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
CASE OF DACOSTA CADOGAN V. BARBADOS
JUDGMENT OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2009
(Preliminary Objections, Merits, Reparations, and Costs)
In the DaCosta Cadogan case,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court,” “the
Court,” or “the Tribunal”), composed of the following judges:
Cecilia Medina Quiroga, President;
Diego García Sayán, Vice-President;
Sergio García Ramírez, Judge;
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Judge;
Leonardo A. Franco, Judge;
Margarette May Macaulay, Judge;
Rhadys Abreu Blondet, Judge, and
John A. Connell, ad hoc 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 “the Convention” or “the American Convention”) and Articles 30, 32, 38(6), 59,
and 61 of the Court’s Rules of Procedure1 (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), delivers
the present Judgment.

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According to the provision of Article 72(2) of the Rules of the Procedure of the Inter-American Court of
Human Rights, whose latest reforms entered into forced on March 24, 2009, “[c]ases pending resolution shall be
processed according to the provisions of these Rules of Procedure, except for those cases in which a hearing has
already been convened upon the entry into force of these Rules of Procedure; such cases shall be governed by the
provisions of the previous Rules of Procedure.” Thus, the Rules of Procedure mentioned in this Judgment
correspond to the instrument approved by the Tribunal in its XLIX Ordinary Period of Sessions held from November
16 to 25, 2000, partially amended by the Court in its LXI Ordinary Period of Sessions held from November 20 to
December 4, 2003, and partially amended in its LXXXII Ordinary Period of Sessions held from January 19 to
January 31, 2009.

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