Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Case of the “White Van” (Paniagua-Morales et al.) v. Guatemala

Judgment of May 25, 2001
(Reparations and Costs)

In the “White Van” case,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, composed of the following judges1:
Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, President
Hernán Salgado Pesantes, Judge
Oliver Jackman, Judge
Alirio Abreu Burelli, Judge
Sergio García Ramírez, Judge
Carlos Vicente de Roux Rengifo, Judge and
Edgar E. Larraondo Salguero, Judge ad hoc;
also present,
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Secretary, and
Renzo Pomi, Deputy Secretary,
in accordance with Articles 29, 55 and 56 of the Rules of Procedure of the InterAmerican Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court” or “the Inter-American
Court”), in relation to Article 63(1) of the American Convention on Human Rights
(hereinafter “the Convention” or “the American Convention”) and considering the
provisions of the sixth, seventh and eighth operative paragraphs of the judgment of
March 8, 1998, delivers this judgment on reparations.

I
COMPETENCE
1.
In accordance with the provisions of Articles 62 and 63(1) of the Convention,
the Court is competent, to decide on reparations and costs and expenses in this
case, since on May 25, 1978, the Republic of Guatemala (hereinafter “Guatemala” or
“the State”) ratified the American Convention and on March 9, 1987, it recognized
the contentious jurisdiction of the Court.

1
El Judge Máximo Pacheco Gómez informed the Court that, owing to circumstances beyond his
control, he would be unable to attend the Fifty-first Regular Session of the Court; therefore, he did not
take part in the deliberation and signature of this judgment.

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