Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Case of Servellón-García et al. v. Honduras
Judgment of September 21, 2006
(Merits, Reparations and Costs)

In the case of Servellón García et al.,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court”,
“the Court”, or “the Tribunal”), composed of the following judges**:
Sergio García Ramírez, President;
Alirio Abreu Burelli, Vice-President;
Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, Judge;
Cecilia Medina Quiroga, Judge;
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Judge, and
Diego García-Sayán, 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 29, 31,
53(2), 55, 56, and 58 of the Court’s Rules of Procedure (hereinafter “the Rules of
Procedure”), delivers the present Judgment.
I
INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE
1.
On February 2, 2005, pursuant to that stated in Articles 51 and 61 of the
American Convention, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter
“the Inter-American Commission” or “the Commission”) submitted an application
against the Republic of Honduras (hereinafter “the State” or “Honduras”) to the
Court, originating from petition No. 12,331, received at the Commission’s Secretariat
on October 11, 2000.
2.
The Commission presented the petition in this case for the Court to decide if
the State has violated Articles 4 (Right to Life), 5 (Right to Humane Treatment), 7
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The Judge Oliver Jackman did not participate in the deliberation and signing of the present
Judgment, since he informed the Court that, due to reasons of force majeure, he could not participate in
the LXXII Regular Session of the Tribunal.

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