Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Case of the Miguel Castro Castro Prison v. Peru
Judgment of August 2, 2008
(Interpretation of the Judgment on Merits, Reparations, and Costs)

In the Case of the Miguel Castro Castro Prison,
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;1
Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, Judge;
Cecilia Medina Quiroga, Judge;
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Judge; and
Leonardo A. Franco, Judge;

also present,
Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Secretary, and
Emilia Segares Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary;
Pursuant to Article 67 of the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter “the
Convention” or “the American Convention”) and Article 59 of the Court’s Rules of
Procedure (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), decides on the requests of
interpretation of the Judgment on merits, reparations, and costs issued by the Court
on November 25, 2006 in the Case of the Miguel Castro Castro Prison (hereinafter “the
Judgment”), presented on the 16th and 20th days of March 2007, respectively, by the
State of Peru (hereinafter “the State” or “Peru”) and by Messrs. Douglass Cassel and



The Judge Diego García-Sayán excused himself from hearing the present case, pursuant to articles
19(2) of the Statute and 19 of the Court’s Rules of Procedure.
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The Judge Sergio García Ramírez was the President of the Tribunal when the Judgment on merits,
reparations and costs was issued in the present case, reason for which for the effects of this judgment he
maintains said position. Similarly, through the Ruling of May 3, 2008 the Court accepted the request of the
Judge Alirio Abreu Burelli, based on reasons of force majeure, to turn down his participation in the hearing of
the present case. Thus, Judge Leonardo A. Franco was included in the hearing of the present process of
interpretation of a judgment, pursuant to Article 16(1) of the Rules of Procedure.

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