INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
CASE OF GARCÍA CRUZ AND SÁNCHEZ SILVESTRE v. MEXICO

JUDGMENT OF NOVEMBER 26, 2013
(Merits, Reparations and Costs)

In the case of García Cruz and Sánchez Silvestre,
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter, “the Inter-American Court” or “the
Court”), composed of the following judges:
Diego García-Sayán, President;
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Vice-President;
Alberto Pérez, Judge;
Eduardo Vio Grossi, Judge;
Roberto F. Caldas, Judge; and
Humberto Antonio Sierra Porto, Judge;
also present,
Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Secretary, and
Emilia Segares Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary,
in accordance with Articles 62(3) and 63(1) of the American Convention on Human Rights
(hereinafter “the Convention” or “the American Convention”) and Articles 31, 32, 62, 63, 64, 65
and 67 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), delivers this
Judgment, which is structured as follows:

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As stipulated in Article 19(1) of the Court’s Rules of Procedure, which establishes that in cases referencing Article
44 of the Convention, judges cannot participate in the hearing and deliberation of the case if they are nationals of the
respondent State,” Judge Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor Poisot, a Mexican national, did not participate in the processing of
this case or in the deliberation or signing of this Judgment.

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