INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
CASE OF LÓPEZ MENDOZA v. VENEZUELA
JUDGMENT OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
(Merits, Reparations, and Costs)

In the Case of López Mendoza,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter "the Inter-American Court," "the
Court," or "the Tribunal"), composed of the following judges:
Diego García-Sayán, President;
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Judge;
Margarette May Macaulay, Judge;
Rhadys Abreu Blondet, Judge;
Alberto Pérez Pérez, Judge, and
Eduardo Vio Grossi, Judge;
also present,
Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, 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, and
61 of the Court Rules of Procedure (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), render the
following Judgment that is structured in the following order:

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