Inter-American Court of Human Rights Case of De La Cruz-Flores v. Peru Judgment of November 18, 2004 (Merits, Reparations and Costs) In the Case of De La Cruz-Flores, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court” or “the InterAmerican Court”), composed of the following judges*: Sergio García Ramírez, President Alirio Abreu Burelli, Vice President Oliver Jackman, Judge Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, Judge Cecilia Medina Quiroga, Judge, and Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Judge also present, Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Secretary, and Emilia Segares Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary in accordance with Articles 29, 56 and 58 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”)** and with Article 63(1) of the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Convention” or “the American Convention”), delivers the following judgment. I INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE 1. On June 11, 2003, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Commission” or “the Inter-American Commission”) filed before the Court an application against the State of Peru (hereinafter “the State” or “Peru”) originating from petition No. 12,138, received by the Secretariat of the Commission on September 1, 1998. * Judge Diego García-Sayán, a Peruvian national, excused himself from hearing the instant case, in accordance with Articles 19(2) of the Statute and 19 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court. ** This judgment is delivered under the terms of the Rules of Procedure adopted by the InterAmerican Court of Human Rights at its forty-ninth regular session in an order of November 24, 2000, which entered into force on June 1, 2001, and according to the partial reform adopted by the Court at its sixty-first regular session in an order of November 25, 2003, in force since January 1, 2004.