Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Case of Ivcher-Bronstein v. Peru

Judgment of September 24, 1999
(Competence)

In the Ivcher Bronstein case,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court”, “the InterAmerican Court” or “the Tribunal”), composed of the following judges(*):
Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, President
Máximo Pacheco-Gómez, Vice President
Oliver Jackman, Judge
Alirio Abreu-Burelli, Judge
Sergio García-Ramírez, Judge, and
Carlos Vicente de Roux-Rengifo, Judge;
also present,
Manuel E. Ventura-Robles, Secretary, and
Renzo Pomi, Deputy Secretary,
pursuant to Article 29 of the Court’s Rules of Procedure (hereinafter “the Rules of
Procedure”), enters the following judgment on competence in relation to the
purported withdrawal on the part of the Republic of Peru (hereinafter “the State” or
“Peru”) of its recognition of the Court’s contentious jurisdiction.
I
INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE
1.
On March 31, 1999, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
(hereinafter “the Commission” or “the Inter-American Commission”) filed an
application with the Court involving a case that had originated in a petition (number
11,762) received at the Commission’s Secretariat on March 7, 1997.
II
FACTS SET FORTH IN THE APPLICATION
*
Judge Hernán Salgado-Pesantes, who had presided over the Court’s proceedings until September
16, 1999, disqualified himself effective that date from the drafting and adoption of this Judgment.

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