INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS*
CASE OF WOMEN VICTIMS OF SEXUAL TORTURE IN ATENCO V. MEXICO
JUDGMENT OF NOVEMBER 28, 2018
(Preliminary objection, merits, reparations and costs)

In the case of Women Victims of Sexual Torture in Atenco,**
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or “the Court”),
composed of the following judges:
Eduardo Vio Grossi, acting President
Humberto Antonio Sierra Porto, Judge
Elizabeth Odio Benito, Judge
Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni, Judge, and
L. Patricio Pazmiño Freire, Judge
also present,
Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Secretary,
Pursuant to Articles 62(3) and 63(1) of the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter “the
American Convention” or “the Convention”) and Articles 31, 32, 42, 62, 65 and 67 of the Rules of
Procedure of the Court (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure” or “the Court’s Rules of Procedure”),
delivers this judgment structured as follows:

Judge Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor Poisot, a Mexican national, did not take part in the deliberation of this judgment,
in accordance with the provisions of Articles 19(2) of the Court’s Statute and 19(1) of its Rules of Procedure.
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The case was processed before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, as well as during the proceedings
in the contentious case before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, under the title “Selvas Gómez et al. v. Mexico.”
At the request of the representatives of the victims and by a decision of the full Court, this judgment is handed down with
the name Women Victims of Sexual Torture in Atenco v. Mexico.
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